A Long Game: The Story of Slamboree
After 7 years of filming and touring with the notorious Slamboree family Farelight productions presents ” A Long Game : The Story of Slamboree “. A glimpse into the trials of touring a band with large roster of musicians and performers and arduous creative process of recording and releasing a long-awaited debut album. Farelight was on tour with the band filming their shows, adventure and Antics, capturing pivotal moments.
“Leora and Lucas started filming for us and capturing bits here and there before even i joined the band in 2012. They’ve filmed gigs and bits and bobs we have forgotten about over the years and then some. They’ve really gone to town on it and captured the essence and evolution of the band over the years. Going from the different performers we’ve had in, to the evolution of the music and the good times the bad times. To be honest, I can’t wait to see all of it in all its glory.”-Kathika Rabbit, Abi Lewis Nitelife
The Documentary caught the attention of BBC Music Introducing and was hosted on iplayer on its initial release. Along side that we also attended the premiere of the documentary on the 23rd of November 2018. Where we were able to see the reactions and comments of the band members and others that have been with the band since its beginning.
“After capturing hundreds of hours of footage across seven years, this doc has managed to encapsulate some of the most glamorous moments on stage alongside some of the more genuine glimpses of the preforms lives backstage”- Abi Lewis, Nitelife
This documentary took us to all corners of the country, visiting city after city. Every night we were able to get glimpse at the process each member goes through for a show. With so many characters on the roster this documentary aims to shine a spotlight at the entity that is Slamboree and provide a clear vision of how this huge band aimed to release their first album.
Lucas & Leora met through filming Slamboree and the band has been a part of our lives for since Farelight’s formative years. Producing this documentary was a testament to how far we and the band have come in that time.
On the road with Farelight Productions
North American Tour
Leora has spent the last two months on the road, travelling across the US and Canada with a major fashion brand and their hot air balloon.
Starting at Canon’s Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta (a spectacular event where over 500 Hot air Balloons from around the world come together) and flying home from New York, New York. Leora had the privilege of getting to see the beautiful and diverse landscapes North America has to offer. From in the air and from ground level, the stunning views didn’t cease to inspire and excite Leora and her lenses.
Although we can’t divulge too much information on this, we can share with you all some of our favourite photographs that she took along the way.
Photography by: Leora Bermeister
Kit: All shot with her trusty Canon 5d Mk iii.
In the studio with Farelight Productions
‘Tim Burton inspired look’
Studio, Bristol. Wednesday 17th October
MODEL: Cassandra Wilkinson MUA & STYLING: Painted Peach
PHOTGRAPHY: Lucas Sinclair
CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL, CAMBRIDGE, AUGUST 2-4TH 2018
It’s always difficult to say what we expect from a new festival, simply because you never know what could happen or who you’ll meet but Cambridge Folk Festival hit all the right notes.
We were welcomed to a beautiful family oriented festival with open arms and felt right at home. Cambridge Folk Festival’s homely ambiance was reminiscent of family camping trips with its numerous stalls and tents dedicated to interactive musical experiences, story telling, food, education, and more!
As relative newcomers to the folk music scene we didn’t know what to expect but we were blown away by guest curator Rhiannon Giddens‘ performances and her line up selection; with incredible sets by the Pierce Brothers, Darlingside, First Aid Kit and the Peatbog Faeries. We would like to thank Cambridge Live for allowing us to be part of such an amazing festival and we look forward to capturing its breath taking moments again next year.
What an end to Festival season! Amazing working alongside such a talented media team at Downs festival. We had a blast capturing the iconic moment when Noel Gallagher, lead singer from Oasis, and Paul Weller, front man for The Jam, collaborated to sing Town Called Malice. What a moment to capture! Not forgetting a breath taking live performance from Orbital.
In collaboration with The Big Issue, Downs Festival motivated crowds with their truly inspiring, interesting and entertaining talks and panels throughout the day. A great way to round off a long and eventful season. Thanks again to the amazing team for bringing us onboard.