‘Jo (the producer) would put a veteran FBI agent to shame with her attention to detail and impeccable research skills. Simon, the cameraman, can make anyone look good on film – as I found out – his camera skills are equal to a Spielberg blockbuster. As a team, they are utterly brilliant together. Please don’t hesitate getting in touch with them for any project you might like to promote – trust me – they make it reality.’

– Ashley Stones commercial rod and line fisherman from Facebook

‘I just wanted to say thank you for taking on board our comments for the Fisherman Chef film – we’re really pleased with how both films have turned out, the emotions and passion really come across. I know you and Simon have gone the extra mile with these films, the attention to detail makes them even more wonderful to watch, so thank you, it really is appreciated. .’ – From our film Dorset Coastal Stories – The Fisherman Chef with Ashley Stones

– Sophie Franks, Dorset Coast Forum

‘Absolutely beautiful film with a great message underneath… protect our oceans and only take what you need… couldn’t agree more 👍 Pleasure to help.’ – From our film Dorset Coastal Stories – Young and Fishing with Sam Shuker

– Colin Garrett, Underwater Photographer

‘What a great day! We had a wonderful time sharing our knowledge, experience and our day job with you guys. So glad we could lend a helping hand at sea too. Can’t wait to see the finished article’

– Ashley Stones commercial rod and line fisherman from Facebook

‘(On our short film Love and Loss for the BBC) This is lovely. Beautifully shot, edited and scripted and we will use your lovely v/o. Thanks again for such a fab film.’

– Sam Smith Series Producer BBC Inside Out

‘In telling their story, this documentary is as charming, colourful and fascinating a film as any shot in the region for years’

– Martin Hesp Western Morning News on Salmon netting in the Taw & Torridge

‘Your skills at getting the farmers to put the right messages across in such a natural way didn’t go 
unrecognised. The session was enjoyed by everyone, the project seems good value for money & your film could hardly be a better advertisement.’

– Paula Ferris Coastwise on ‘Creating New Farm Wetlands’

‘I really enjoyed our day filming and was amazed you kept going in those conditions. Your interest in what we do has reminded us all that we do have something really special here to be proud of.’

– Mark Sidmouth sailing club & inshore lifeboat after filming with us in driving winds and pouring rain.

‘We thoroughly enjoyed the insights into the world of sea fishing, and we went away with a clearer understanding of the political/conservation issues which are so intimately woven into this special way of life. Each film was unique in subject, beautifully filmed and of course, sympathetically edited. You must be very proud of the result, and I hope that their success leads to increased funding for Boat Stories Two…!’

-Mark Harrington and Cressida Ward (after watching the films at the Landmark)

‘Just to say what a wonderful evening we had at the Landmark on Friday. The films were absolutely fantastic on the big screen and so well presented. On the way home we were saying they ought to get National/International showing.  Documenting that possibly disappearing way of Devon coastal life makes you quite a James Ravilious’

– Morag Collyer Boat Stories premiere evening

‘I am blown away by the film, (Working the Sea) it is stunning, the footage of Sidmouth is beautiful from perspectives that people don’t get to see.  The story of the Bagwell family and Sidmouth’s fishing heritage is fascinating and inspiring, funny and humbling and I love how it connects with the way that people both respect and enjoy the sea today.  It’s a powerful reminder of how lucky we are on the coast.  Simon and Jo of Butterfly Effect Films have produced a beautiful, high quality well-crafted film which has a great sense of community.’

– Louise Cole Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub

‘Thoroughly enjoyed watching the 10 boat stories films. So glad these wonderful local people shared a little bit of their lives with us. Thank you’

– Laura Hampton via facebook

‘Brilliant evening, Lovely local community feel. Well done to everybody’

– Pam Ley via facebook

‘For someone who is not used to being in front of camera, I found the encouragement and support from yourself and Simon during the filming invaluable.’

– Phil Morrish farming film contributor

‘I was blown away by the film (Working the Sea)- you have really put a beautiful piece together. There were so many wonderful little touches and I thought Ian’s tragedy was handled so sensitively and well. The shots of scenery are stunning too and I think the other organisations will be thrilled. A fantastic job.’

– Christine Hardy Author of “All I Ever Wanted” The Life of a Sidmouth Fisherman

‘Last night was epic everyone I spoke to enjoyed it! They looked great on screen. People keep coming up to me all day saying well done. Thank you so much for putting up with me and the boy! When is my film being put up as I was looking to use it to do this talk in London? Again thanks so much hope you enjoyed it as much as us cheers’

– Ben Bengey after the premiere of his young fisherman film at which he spoke and took questions.

‘Thank you for pointing me to Boat Stories. They are terrific; so sensitively done and engaging. An invaluable record of passing times, catching the grit of the real and reminding me somewhat of the James Ravilious pictures that capture the lost Devon from my childhood.’

– Sir Harry Studholme

‘Your wonderful films have woken up all the memories I’d forgotten’.

– Audience Appledore Book Fest

‘I am really enjoying reading the boat stories and watching the films. Such a great idea. Congratulations’

– Judith Watts via messenger

I’ve watched your film ten times already and never tire of watching it.

– Audience Member for ‘Working the Sea’ at Sidmouth Folk Week

‘Just read the blog, it’s great, very informative, interesting and makes complete sense!’

– Ron Morrish farming film

We found the Boat Stories totally addictive and had to watch them all. Beautiful little snap shots of people’s lives, you have captured their characters perfectly. A great model to roll out to other industries. Would love to be part of that venture.

– Courage Copse Creatives

‘Great (press) coverage for a great film thanks’

– Matt Edworthy Communications officer ND Biosphere

‘I really enjoyed the farmer-led EP video: excellent’

– Adrian Dowding West Country Rivers trust

‘The best afternoon I’ve had in a long time’

– Audience member Sidmouth Folk Week

‘I’m very pleased with the final version and very much liked the additions and changes at the end. The additional graphics work very well, too. The film will be a great tool to persuade farmers to get involved. It has been a pleasure working with you on the film and I’ve had good feedback from the farmers. I know it is not easy to tie down busy farmers to do interviews that are often outside their comfort zone.’

– Tom Hynes Biodiversity officer & project lead farming film. ND Biosphere

‘Great talk today at the New Economics Forum, they loved my boat stories film.’

– Ben Bengey, one of many tweets from our young fisherman after showing the film & bravely talking to the NEF in London.