Homespun Yarns Finalists to Leverage Sohonet FileRunner for Reliable Short-Film Transfers

Sohonet, the global experts in connectivity, media services and network security for the Media and Entertainment industry, today announced their exciting partnership with Stitch Editing for their talent-nurturing film competition, Homespun Yarns.

Homespun Yarns, which is returning for its fourth successive year, supports up-and-coming filmmakers and editors by providing them with both the funding and platform to work and develop their talent through a unique film competition. This year, Homespun have set the brief to ‘Fragments’. Supported throughout, the the four finalists will need to produce and edit a short-film which will then be judged by a Homespun panel and audience at the awards night this October.

For 2017, the finalists will be utilising Sohonet’s media optimized file-transfer tool, FileRunner to both share and collaborate on content with their post and edit teams. Damien Carroll, COO of Sohonet said, “It has been fantastic to see the Homespun finalists leveraging FileRunner to collaborate securely and effectively with their teams throughout this competition”.

Carroll added, “We’re delighted to support such amazing emerging creative talents I hope this experience has shown how the right technologies, when used in an effective manner can enhance the creative process and secure and simplify workflows”.

Alice Clarke, EP of Homespun said ‘”It’s been exciting to partner with Sohonet for Homespun Yarns 2017, and using your FileRunner transfer tool has given our filmmakers the chance to experience a smooth and secure post-production process”

About Stitch Editing (Homespun)

Stitch was founded in 2010 by award-winning editors Tim Hardy and Leo King. Housed in a high spec Soho building, Stitch provide a creative and relaxed working environment with a strong emphasis on collaboration.  The quality of their craft is unparalleled and they pride themselves on guiding clients seamlessly through the post-production process.

Their five fully HD suites enable them to easily manage the workflow of each project, regardless of format.  With over 35 years experience, they have made tea, collected dry cleaning, loaded rushes and edited high profile ads for many of the industries brightest and best directors and producers.

About Sohonet

Sohonet are the global experts in connectivity, media services and network security for the media and entertainment industry. We allow creatives to work on content wherever they are in the world by providing an extensive range of solutions which enable them to transfer and store valuable and critical content quickly or to collaborate securely in real-time.  And all of this is backed up by our unrivaled 24/7 technical support. The Sohonet Media Network is the largest and most-established private, high-performance network for the media industry and connects over 450 of the leading studios, production and post-production facilities around the world.

Sohonet enjoys strong partnerships within the broadcast and film industry, supporting organizations such as the BFC, SIGGRAPH, HPA, SMPTE, The Digital Production Partnership, AMWA, UK Screen Association, The Production Guild, MESA and MESA Europe, and The Visual Effects Society.