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

  • Matt

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 are always happy to recommend excellent photographers who work in the same unobtrusive way as ourselves. We feel it is important that both photographic and video aspects of your special day complement one another. If you need a great photographer just ask.

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

Free event filming for schools and colleges

Free event filming for schools and colleges

We love capturing the moment, that’s why we offer a free filming service to schools over Christmas and at the end of term, allowing parents to purchase a copy of the performance on DVD. Our fee is covered by the sale of DVD’s which are delivered to your school quickly making the perfect gift for family and loved ones. Contact us today for full information and to check our availability.

Video Projects

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

  • 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

  • Just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful video of our wedding day!

    Mark done an excellent job both with the editing of the video and filming on the day. He was very professional and we wasn't aware of the camera on the day at all. We are so glad that we had the day filmed as it's not until you watch the video, that you realise just how much you've already forgotten or didn't notice on the day itself. Capturing these moments on film are truly priceless! Would definitely recommend short film company to anyone thinking about videoing their wedding day! Thanks again!!

    Sylvia and Ross

    7 August 2014

  • Andrew and I would like to give you an enormous thank you for the absolutely fantastic DVD, we seriously cannot put into words how amazing it is and is more than we could have ever have hoped for. It was so emotional and we spent hours watching it again and again, the music that you put to each section was so fitting and everything we wanted captured was as well as more!!! Thank you!!!!

    Mari & Andy

    22 July 2014

  • Dear Mark and Gary, Just a short note of thanks for your superb work, as well as Gary your good company on the day. It was a last minute decision to record the event, but we think in retrospect our Best!
    The video you made captured the atmosphere and was put together so well, we will spend many Sunday afternoons replaying it to ourselves and friends alike.
    So our sincere thank you for your effort in making our day complete, Very best wishes

    Andy and Yen

    27 June 2014

  • We would just like to thank Mark and Gary for all their hard work that was put into our DVD. Our day was amazing and being able to see it over again gave me butterflies in my tummy! Mark was a pleasure to have with us on our special day and you didn't even know where he was half the time. He blended in with the guests so well! It all went so fast and it was quite fuzzy but after watching our DVD it all fell into place and has given us some fantastic memories to share with our friends and family. We won't hesitate to recommend the Short Film Company to anyone! Thank you once again! xxx

    Andy and Natalie Moffat

    14 June 2014


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