• Bellmouth
  • Bellmouth
  • Bellmouth
  • Bellmouth
  • Bellmouth


Short Film

Amy is taken on a camping holiday for her 15th Birthday by her Dad and her little brother.

Bellmouth is a sensitive British, coming-of-age short that highlights the lack of support for grieving families in need and the corrosive nature of secret keeping.

Director's Notes Interview here: https://directorsnotes.com/2020/01/15/joseph-roberts-bellmouth/


London Short Film Festival 2020
Encounters Film Festival 2019
Filmstock Film Festival 2019
Two Short Nights Film Festival 2019
New Renaissance Amsterdam 2020
Berlin British Shorts 2020
Cinemagic International Film Festival 2020
Shift Film Festival 2019
Liverpool Film Festival 2019
Bolton Film Festival 2019
Moscow Shorts 2019
Dumbo Film Festival 2019
Best Short Fest 2019
Directors Notes Premiere Pick 2020


New Renaissance Amsterdam 2020 - Best Drama Award
New Renaissance Amsterdam 2020 - Best Young Talent Actress
Kinomorphia Film Festival 2019 - Special Mention
OIFF Short Film Festival - Best Actress for Justine Moore
Redline Film Festival 2019 - Best Director Nomination & Best Music Nomination
New Renaissance Film Festival 2020 - Best Drama Nomination & Best Actress Nomination

Amy - Justine Emma Moore
Frank - Tim Plester
Daniel - Lance O’Reilly-Chapman
Dog Walker - Lisa Dwyer-Hogg
Hiker #1- Charlotte Chinn
Hiker #2- Jim Harrison
Shop Assistant - Alice O’Connell
Mum - Polly Hughes
Young Girls - Clementine and Primrose Hughes
Butcher - Neil Langworthy
Tansy The Dog - Margie The Dog

Director of Photography: Job Kraaijeveld
1st Camera Assistant: Emily Jane Robinson
2nd Camera Assistant: Max Openshaw
Steadicam: Andrew Bainbridge
Gaffer: Sam O’Mahony

Production Designer: Tim Gibson
Stand By Art Director: Anne Leahy
Hair and Make-up Designer: Ruth Pease
Wardrobe: Melanie Brookes

Production Sound Mixer: Adam Fletcher
Boom Operator: Adam Rogers
DIT & Vibes: Jim Harrison

Casting Director: Ben Cogan
1st Assistant Director: Martin Zenic
Production Manager: Ed Smith
Production Assistants: Charlotte Chinn & Alice O’Connell
Runners: Ayla Mungau & Francesca Drewel
Lifeguard: Sam McClure
Chaperone: Lance O’Reilly

Editor: Will Judge
Sound Designer: John Hendicott
Composer: Johnny Parry
Colourist: Matt Hare
VFX: Joe Lawrence
Drone Operator: Tom Hodgson

Written & Directed by Joseph Roberts
Produced by Sarai Carson & Joseph Roberts
Story by Joseph Roberts & Steven Camden
Executive Producers: Charlie Covell, Nick Crabb & Ricardo Patel

Thanks to: 2AM Films, The King-Smith’s at The Hillyfield, Donna Warne at The South Brent Local Shop, Neil Langworthy at South Brent Butchers, Gwen Hardouin at MPC Amsterdam, Nic Harvey at The Television Workshop, Aimee Beamish, Maloney Amsterdam, Emmyland Productions, Iain Weatherby, Huw Williams, Karl Poyzer, Collette Blight, Merlin of Merlin Howse, Chris At The Hound of the Baskervilles, South Hams Gennie hire, The Oak, South Brent, James Mills at Lunch Plymouth and Gordon at Good News Gas.

Special Thanks to: Jan Curchin, Luís Barceló Carreiras, John Garman, Danielle Gurguis, Lisa Hogg, Daniel Hope, Mikey Levelle, The O’Connells, Sam O’Mahoney, Beth Preston, Benjamin Putland, Richard Smith, The Roberts Family and the 33 IndieGoGo backers.

Filmed on location at The Hillyfield, Totnes and South Brent.
Post Production: MPC Amsterdam & Ambassadors