About us

The Shortfilm Company is managed by Mark de Vaux-Balbirnie. Mark has a background at the BBC and Channel 4 and Channel 5. He has filmed over 800 weddings since starting his own company in 1999. Mark spent many happy years as a camera man on the Channel 4 reality show 'Big Brother' and regularly teaches Video & Drama courses for East Sussex County Council. Mark's reputation has led him to expand the company and he now employs a small camera team to help at busy periods all trained to follow the popular shortfilm format.

  • Mark

  • Gary

  • Hardeep

  • Lema

  • Kate

  • Matt

  • Simon

  • Kathryn

Why have a Wedding Video?

From experience most couples feel that their wedding day goes by in a blur and that they do not remember the finer details of the day. 

A video is an excellent way of capturing these details, allowing you and your guests to re-live the event for years to come. Videos are no longer obtrusive - its just like having another photographer on the day.

How we work

Working in the background using small  cameras allows us to work quietly without interruption to your big day. It's our challenge to make your wedding video interesting, fun and enjoyable to watch.

The finished DVD will be sent out to you 6- 8 weeks after the event and will be approximately 1 hour in length. You're welcome to purchase all the unused footage, tapes and SD cards too. We will be happy to supply up to 5 complimentary copies on DVD for close family & friends to enjoy.

We also offer a 'filming only' package for couples on a tighter budget or wanting to edit their own wedding video, please email for more information.

Short Film Company
  • The Shortfilm Company offers a modern approach to Corporate, Wedding and Event filming using the latest small cameras and friendly staff

Our Services

No weddings are the same, for a bespoke Wedding Video please contact us and let us know more about your special day.

  • Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory

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Please head on over to our Vimeo page to see all our previous wedding videos and video projects.

  • We were unsure about whether to have a videographer for our wedding, but it was one of the best decisions we made! Gary and team made us feel so relaxed about everything. We and our guests hardly knew they were there (in the great sense that you can get on with enjoying the day in the knowledge that they're capturing the great moments you'll want to remember forever). We love the finished DVD - it's the best reminder of our wonderful day. Thanks Shortfilm Company!

    Lisa Hussey

    21 January 2014

  • Just wanted to say that we are absolutely amazed by both our wedding DVD. 1 of the best decisions made over the whole wedding was having you guys film/edit it all! The video booth DVD is hilarious!
    The service you guys are offering is worth every penny - so glad we had the day filmed, most of the time we didnt even know we were being filmed.
    If anyone has any doubts about having their big day filmed, go for it - the Shortfilm Company wont let you down.

    Mark & Katie Hall

    16 January 2014

  • Hi Gary & Mark, I'm the mother of Lauren from her wedding to Dominic on 14th September 13. We played the DVDs again last night and had to say again how wonderful they are!!! I can honestly say we would not change anything on them at all, you captured the moment exactly. I'm sure the editing must have been a nightmare but THANK YOU BOTH for the wonderful memories of my daughters wedding day on film. It's a very precious thing to have. Very best wishes


    06 March 2014

  • We all know weddings are expensive and there are so many things to consider, but all I can say to anyone reading this message and contemplating having their day filmed, is quite simply do it. The day passes so by so quickly but now we have a fantastic DVD with all our memories captured and friends / family alike have loved playing it back. The video booth proved a huge hit in the evening and was enjoyed by many - that too has been a laugh to play back! Shortfilm Co. evidently love what they do; they're also brilliant at it and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone in the future. Great value for money, great fun and most importantly, we have this for life. Thank you Gary and the team! :-)

    Gary & Tanya Cordery

    22 January 2014


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