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Welcome to the Drama & Film directory

Yipp Films has successfully devised and produced award winning television drama and short film. In film it is developing several feature projects – European co-productions that are possible through the international short film project, The Tyne Tallinn Digital Film Challenge and its follow up Time For Bed.

Olympic Hero, Greg Rutherford Snaps! (2012)

In brief: Away from the sand pit, Olympian Greg Rutherford shows his talent as a comic actor in a mockumentary launching his Localgiving.com ambassadorship. Patrick directed Greg, who took gold in the Long Jump event on Super Saturday at London 2012, in this spoof which sends up the dark side of celebrity. Localgiving.com is a charity that makes it easy to give to small, local charities and community groups in the UK. The film can be found at http://localgiving.com/greg

Joe Maddison’s War (2010)

In brief: Joe Maddison’s War, the directorial ITV network feature length drama debut of Patrick Collerton screened on September 19th to astonishing viewing figures and critical acclaim. Read more about Joe Maddison’s War...

Trip (2007)

In brief: An emotional tale of what happens when a father tries to do the right thing by his two daughters but chooses the worst way to go about it. Read more about Trip...

Black Dog (2006)

In brief: When fourteen-year-old Chris is sent across the city to deliver a tonic to his sick grandfather, his journey becomes a chilling trip of self-discovery as he strays from the path into the domain of the Black Dog. This is an audacious and frightening visual feast re-telling a classic fairytale. Read more about Black Dog...

Perfect Pitch - call for submissions now closed!

In brief: The Northern Lights Film Festival Industry summit Perfect Pitch is your chance to meet the people who could take your feature film project to the next level. The competition has now closed, however you can still read about it and pop a reminder in your diary for next year!

The Orange North Star Short Film Award - now closed

In brief: The Orange North Star Short Film Award is the best-resourced short film production prize in the UK. The winner of the Orange North Star Short Film Award 2006 will be assisted professionally and financially to make a short film to be shot either on film or digital and with a budget of £40,000 in financial support and donated professional services. The Short Film Award is now closed to applications, however you can still read about it and make a note to enter next year!

Time For Bed (2004)

In brief: During the second international Northern Lights Film Festival, Yipp Films produced six short innovative films made by six teams of directors, actors, cinematographers, and editors from across Northern Europe. They each made a film in twelve hours, filmed in suites at the Hilton Hotel in NewcastleGateshead. Read more about Time For Bed...

Tyne Tallinn Digital Film Challenge (2003)

In brief: The Tyne Tallinn Digital Film Challenge has a perfectly simple idea at it’s core - three English directors armed with scripts traveled to Tallinn, Estonia in August 2003 and, in the space of twelve days made three short digital drama films. The process was then repeated with three Estonian directors in NewcastleGateshead. Read more about the Tyne Tallinn Digital Film Challenge...

Starman (2001)

In brief: Starman was the directorial drama debut for Patrick Collerton and Yipp Films first television drama. It is a half hour drama made for the Northern Production Fund and Tyne Tees Television as part of the First Cut, New Directors Scheme in 2001. Read more about Starman...


Joe Maddison’s War

Joe Maddison’s War



Black Dog

Black Dog

Time For Bed

Time For Bed

All six directors who participated in the Tyne Tallinn Digital Film Challenge

Tyne Tallinn Digital Film Challenge