About me

About Nigel

I'm Nigel Sheppard, owner of Ever After Films. My love affair with film-making began in 2004 when I started making short films. The first short film I made came in the top 10 in a worldwide short film competition, and subsequent films also picked up various selections for screenings. In 2009, a short film I wrote, shot and co-directed won 'Best Film' in a competition as voted for by several big studio directors and producers.

In 2012 following the birth of my son, I stepped away from film-making temporarily to enjoy some family time, however in 2013 I created Ever After Films with the intention of turning my passion toward creating beautiful cinematically styled wedding films. In early 2016 I was given the 'Highly Commended' award in the Bristol & Somerset Wedding Awards, an accolade I was immensely proud to collect, and now continually strive to improve and succeed further.

About Ever After Films

When one of the most important days of your life comes around, I want to ensure you have a lifelong motion picture to show off to family and friends, and especially to those loved ones who are unable to make it to the wedding. Based in Bath but covering the South West and beyond, I would love to film your wedding for you. The time, money and effort you put into your biggest day means you should have memories of it to treasure. Once the last drop of champagne has been drunk, and the last piece of cake gone, those treasured memories are all you'll have left. Wedding films are becoming an increasingly popular way of immortalising one of the biggest occasions of your life,because it allows you to relive the magic time and time again. The vows, the speeches, the dancing, the moments that define your day. Don't let those memories fade.

A lifetime of dreaming about it deserves a lifetime of memories to reflect upon. Look through the packages I've put together, and choose the one that's right for you. Then sit back and leave everything else to me!

Prices



The Marble Package

£1000

A comprehensive package covering from the guest arrivals for the ceremony, right through the wedding ceremony, and on to full coverage of the reception. As well as coverage of the reception, the photos, the speeches, the cutting of the wedding cake and the first dance, we will get some amazing footage of the two of you alone set in the grounds of your venue. Your final edit will include the full length ceremony, speeches and first dance in full, PLUS a specially created cinematic short film of your entire day, leaving you with the perfect memory to last a lifetime. You will then get two copies of all of this coverage on custom designed DVDs.




The Diamond Package

£1200

By far the most popular package. You will have everything that happens in your day included in the video, from the bridal party preparations and champagne breakfast, to the guest arrivals, the full ceremony, the entire reception including coverage of the photo session with your photographer, the wedding speeches, the cutting of your cake, and your first dance. Your video will include the full length ceremony, speeches and first dance, PLUS a specially created cinematic short film of your entire day. You will then get three copies of your film on specially engraved DVDs. A beautiful memory to treasure for a lifetime.




The Cinématique Package

£1500

This is where the magic happens. A true fairy tale package designed and completely tailored to tell your love story. Not just a record of your wedding day, but the whole story. You will get the Diamond package, plus the 'Once Upon A Time' service below, in which the words you use will be incorporated into the film. You will also get personal story-telling consultations where I can bring those words out of you, and they can be used for your Once Upon A Time, your vows, your speeches, wherever and however you want to use them. What makes each story unique are the words used to tell it. The kind of words you didn't even know how to say to each other. By the time this fairy tale has finished, there won't be a dry eye in the house. *Due to the time dedicated to this unique and completely customised package, I can only take a limited number of bookings for this package a year so please enquire early if you wish to book this service*




The Marryoke Package

£850 (or £600 when purchased with another package)

Something a bit different! Pick a song, and a music video of your wedding will be made using you and your guests singing, miming, and dancing to it at various stages of the day! A break from the norm, and fantastic fun to watch back time and time again! Click here for an example of how this works.




Fantastic Extras

Once you've decided to have your perfect day immortalised as a cinematic short film, take a look at other services you can choose to compliment your chosen package.


Extended edit: £275

I offer cinematic films rather than 2 hour documentaries, therefore it is likely only the best shots will end up in your film. Of course you'll also get the ceremony, speeches and first dance in full anyway regardless of your package choice, but if you can't bear to leave any footage behind, the extended edit is what you're looking for. This will flesh out your film to it's maximum possible length. The shots might not be the prettiest, but with this extra you can have it all.


Second Cameraman: £300

I already use multiple cameras to ensure I get the best coverage possible, but you can double the footage from your big day with a second shooter. Perfect for those huge events with loads going on.


The Diary Room: £225

An incredibly popular service. Like a guest book, but on video! Your guests can leave you a completely unique message involving drunken singing, dancing, and props. All the messages will be put on DVD for your later enjoyment.


Once Upon A Time:: £300

A beautiful addition to your package. An interview-style film of the bride and groom telling the story about how they met, fell in love, and made each other laugh and cry over the years. Fantastic for you and your kids to watch back in years to come. This is usually filmed before the wedding and played to your guests at the reception


Happily Ever After: £100

Finish your wedding film with a slideshow of photographs from your wedding or honeymoon to pre-selected music. (for this service you will need to provide the photographs you wish to include).


Highlight Film: £150

A lovely little highlight film of your beautiful wedding day editing to any song you like!


Save the Date video: £300

A really cinematic way of announcing your wedding date to your friends and family. You and your partner (and friends if you like!) will star in a 90 second film that will be fully scripted, shot and edited like a real film. Shoot it like a horror, an action film, a romance, whatever you like. The film will then be hosted online and you can send the link out to all your friends and family. A terrific way of getting your wedding talked about!


Premiere Trailer: £300

If you are hosting a premiere of your wedding video to your family and friends, why not have a trailer created with a movie style voice-over and containing sneak previews of the action, edited together in true Hollywood style! This can be hosted online and you can send the link out to everyone you want to watch it.


The Honeymoon Film: £200

I lend you a GoPro camera, a selfie stick and some attachments, an underwater case, batteries and memory cards. You take it all away,film your beach paradise, your underwater diving adventures, your elephant riding, your bungee jump, whatever you get up to, then send it all back when you return. I'll then edit together a short film of your honeymoon which will go on the DVD with your wedding film!


The Footage: £400

Fancy yourself as a bit of an editor? Buy the footage! The copyright remains the property of Ever After Films, however you can purchase a copy of it. You are not buying the exclusive rights to the footage, but you can use it for any non-commercial purposes.


Extra DVD's: £20

If you need more DVD's than the amount included in your chosen package, you can order more.


Blu Ray upgrade: £5 per disc

Upgrade your DVD's to High Definition Blu Rays!


Films

Questions?



Why should I have a wedding film?

Good question. You already have a photographer, and perhaps an uncle with a video camera, so why hire a videographer too? Well, photographs are usually excellent, and it's very important to have them, but a wedding video is intended to compliment your wedding photos, not replace them.

Your photographs look beautiful but can they let you to replay your vows to each other over and over again? Or revisit the touching words of your loved ones as they tell stories about you to your teary-eyed guests? Will your uncle be able to capture the faces of the happy couple as they stare into each other's eyes, or professionally edit the footage together in a manner that fully tells the beautiful story of your big day?

Wedding films are becoming more popular every day, and most married couples who do not have a wedding video regret not having it in later years.

If you're not sure, take two minutes to read this article in The Knot, which is a collection of comments from brides who both did and did not have a wedding film made. It is certainly interesting reading.




Can I have my favourite song in the video?

Yes of course. Just let me know what you want! I will ensure provision of the Limited Manufacture license necessary to have copyrighted music included on your DVD. Unless you let me know of some song or music choices, I will choose some music that suits the tone of the film.




Are you insured?

Yes. I have a £2,000,000 public liability insurance policy, in the unlikely event that something goes wrong. I've never had to use it, but it's better to be safe than sorry.




Do you do photography?

I don't myself, but I work with a photographer, Leon Day Images, and we can offer a package to cover both services at a discounted rate. Please enquire for further details.




Can I pay by instalments?

Absolutely. Once the deposit is paid, you can pay the balance however you choose - bit by bit; a fixed amount each month; or all in one go. It's up to you. I just ask that your package is paid for in full 14 days before the wedding.




Do you charge for travel?

The package prices you see include local travel, however for destination weddings and for distances of over 100 miles from Bath, I may need to charge additional travel. A wedding day is a long day for everyone, and a 2 hour drive home after a 14 hour day on your feet is tough to say the least. To give you a better idea of additional costs though, please get in touch with all the information and I'll happily give you a revised quote.




How do I book?

Fantastic choice! First, please take the time to read these Terms & Conditions, as I shall ask you to sign a copy of the document if you book. If you're happy with these, then please read on for more information.

If you would like to discuss having your wedding/civil ceremony filmed, get in touch by phone or email to check availability for your selected date, and to discuss your wedding or civil ceremony plans. We'll then arrange an initial consultation to meet and go over exactly what you are looking to get from your video. Also it may be beneficial for me to visit the venue before the event, and to attend any rehearsal to enable me to make final plans for the day, however I want to be as unintrusive as possible therefore this is entirely dependent on your wishes.

After the consultation, if you wish to go ahead, you will need to pay a deposit of 25% of the package price to secure the booking. The deposit is payable by cash, cheque, bank transfer, or PayPal and is non-refundable unless, in the highly unlikely event, that I have to cancel your booking. Should this be the case, your deposit will immediately be returned in full. The remainder of the balance is then due 14 days before the wedding date.




How and when do we get our film?

This is understandably one of the most common questions I am asked after the wedding has been filmed, however it is not one I can answer with pinpoint accuracy as I am creating a brand new product from scratch for each wedding I film. Much like painting a picture or writing a book, crafting each wedding film is a completely unique process. There is no formula to an edit, and only when putting the pieces together will it begin to take shape. I will aim to have your film completed for you as quickly as I can without rushing it, and this typically takes from 6 to 12 weeks depending on package choice. During busier periods (May-August) there could possibly be a longer waiting time due to editing many other weddings at the same time.

I shoot around 25 weddings every summer so of course editing them all takes time. I do not stop working on a wedding film as soon as I have shot the next wedding, as to do so would be unfair on those previous customers. Each wedding is equally as important to me, and I will complete your film as soon as I can, but will not rush through the edit at the risk of a reduced quality final product. Creating a beautiful cinematic film is not something I can rush through.



Testimonials



"Hi Nigel We have finally had chance to pick the wedding videos up from the post office and have just finished watching it. I cannot express how perfectly you have captured the day or how brilliantly you have reflected our personalities. I think I'll be watching it over and over and I know our families will love it just as much. Thank you for being so fantastic on the day and for doing such a splendid job. I would recommend you to anyone who asked."

Suzie, Torquay




"This is a man who truly loves what he does. And it shows in his work. From our conversations concerning my wedding and it's many surprises, not only did he "get it" but he brought new slants and ideas that built upon my own that helped to create and craft a truly memorable day and record of it. The execution of recording on the day was seamless and at times, invisible! It wasn't until the reveal of the video that you realised how much he had captured without you knowing it. And the final product - the respect and jealousy from me towards him and it is immense. I'm someone who likes to dabble in fun filmmaking but he surpassed my original ideas. Book him. Simple as. You will NOT regret it. Ever."

Steve, Newbury




"Hi Nigel, we received the Wedding DVD today! Thank you so much we love it! I cried lots of happy tears and we're both very excited to show it to our family and friends. We Will definitely recommend your services to anyone requiring a videographer."

Lauren, Swindon




"Oh my gosh we absolutely love it - it's just perfect!!!!! It's beautiful!! You are very talented!"

Melissa, Bristol




"We absolutely love our wedding video! On the day I completely relaxed as I thought to myself, if I can't take everything in - I'll be able to watch it back. And now that we have the video, it's better than I'd imagined. Thank you Nigel for helping our memories last forever. "

Holly, Hilperton




"My wife and I hired Nigel to be our videographer for our wedding last year. From the initial consultation at our wedding venue right through to the day of our wedding, we could not fault the professionalism shown by Nigel. The video which Nigel created was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoy watching it still 5 months on from the big day. We would both highly recommend Nigel and Ever After Films."

Ryan, Cardiff




"Wow just seen the movie! We are very very happy with the work you have done. You were a pleasure to have around on the day too. From both of us, Thank you very much!"

Luke, Bristol




"We absolutely love it! You did such a great job and we can't thank you enough! "

Alice, Trowbridge




"Thanks again for all your efforts in making the video, I know you have put a lot of thought into it and we could see that from all the small details you put in. For me you have captured the most important parts of the day and things we didn’t get a chance to notice."

Richard, Chippenham




"The postman just delivered DVD and just watched it it's bloody lovely thank you ever so much. You did a fab job xx"

Danielle, Radstock




"We had Nigel film our wedding in May and were really impressed with everything. On the day he came to say a quick hello as we were getting ready and then I barely saw him but afterwards found he'd captured bits of the day I didn't even see, it was wonderful. Having the memories preserved is lovely, sadly we've lost a couple of people who were guests on the day and it's wonderful to be able to see them smiling on our film. "

Jo, Melksham




"Nigel did our video in October for our wedding, I didn't want a video at first but I'm so glad I changed my mind… It was so special and lovely to see it all over again and it's something I can watch time and time again. I'm so grateful to Nigel for a beautiful set out to my wedding video."

Hannah, Bath




"The service provided by Ever After Films was extremely professional and we are absolutely thrilled with the finished version of our wedding video, it's everything that we had hoped for - and more! I would highly recommend using Ever After Films to capture your big day."

Sheryl, Chippenham




"Please take me back to that magical day, it truly was amazing!! Nigel captured our day perfectly!! I think I cried the whole way through the video!! Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job!!"

Amy, Warminster




"We booked Nigel last minute due to my partners Nan being unable to attend the wedding, we wanted to be able to show her the ceremony, however after receiving the video I am so pleased we had it done for ourselves not just her!! Nigel has created the video so tastefully, what a beautiful reminder we now have forever, I never really wanted it filmed for "us" but I am so glad we now have this to cherish. Thank you Nigel."

Heather, Bristol




"We used Nigel of Ever After Films to create our wedding video in April 2015. He was extremely professional, listened to our requirements and delivered the perfect product. Nigel really took the time to listen to what we wanted and met us prior to the big day to run through everything so that we were totally comfortable and left to get on with enjoying ourselves on the day itself. Would highly recommend."

Fiona, Great Missenden




"Hi Nigel, I honestly can't thank you enough that video is absolutely brilliant! Brought a tear to both our eyes thank you so so much!"

Rachael, Bristol




"Nigel it's amazing! It's just perfect! I cannot fault one thing about it!! You have no idea how pleased I am, I am just speechless and you are definitely worth your weight in gold. Thank you xxx"

Stacy, Bristol




"Nigel that is brilliant!!! Thank you so much, I'll make sure I share it with the world and plaster your name everywhere!"

Jackie, Milton Keynes




"Thank you SO much. We absolutely LOVED the highlights video. It captures so much of the day and it was great to relive it! We are extremely thrilled with this, and can't thank you enough!"

Katie, San Diego, California




"We watched it yesterday! We are so pleased so thank you so very much! It's lovely and you captured our special day perfectly!! Couldn't ask for any better. Absolutely brilliant x"

Kirsty, Taunton




"Oh Nigel its fantastic! Made us both cry! You did an amazing job! Thank you so so much Nigel, you have made us very happy people. So so chuffed. Thank you xx Xxxxx"

Vicki, Bath




"We have just watched it, absolutely love it! You have done an incredible job!"

Nikki, Bristol




"Well what can I say! We are absolutely amazed by this! Watching it reminds us while we do it all!! To have this as a constant memory is wonderful so we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!"

Stacey, Peterborough




"Nigel I can't thank you enough that video is amazing, it just made me sob my heart heart out. You've done an amazing job. Thank you so much!"

Jenni, Bristol




"Just a message to say how pleased I am with the video, I'm madly in love with it and it's everything and more. It's truly perfect I couldn't possibly be any happier with it! Thank you so so much for being able to cover our day and produce such a beautiful film!! I'm genuinely speechless on how wonderful it truly is! it really is the best thing to come out of the whole wedding, we can't be more grateful!!"

Ella, Northamptonshire




"We're both sat here in tears (tears of joy of course!) It's absolutely perfect. You were brilliant on the day and your work has really showed the reason we booked you for our special day."

Tom, Corsham




"Hi Nigel, this is amazing, we really love it! Thank you so much"

Natalie, Bath




"We were in tears watching it, you've done it beautifully"

Joanna, Bristol




"Hi Nigel, this is amazing, we really love it! Thank you so much"

Natalie, Bath




"OMG, I've just received it, I couldn't wait for Barry to get home! I cried all the way through it ! Hah, I LOVE IT , thank you sooooooooo much!"

Tracey, Henley-on-Thames



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Email: nigel@everafterfilms.co.uk
Phone: 07584077198
Website: www.everafterfilms.co.uk

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