Movember 2015 Prize Draw and film competition!

HURRAH!! It’s that time once again! Movember is here and for the 8th year running I am raising money in the annual awareness campaign fighting prostate cancer via the most manly of man things to do….GROW MOUSTACHES!! Screenshot 2015-11-01 23.17.48

Winners Announced!

All winners will be notified by email as soon as everything starts up again after Christmas and New Year so expect an email very soon!!




Day With Philip Bloom 282 Benjamin Guy
Movi M5 154 Sean Pettis
SLR Magic vND 52mm 163 Andrew Stutesman
SLR Magic vND 62mm 694 Kai Engelke
SLR Magic vND 77mm 935 Dave Lodge
SLR Magic vND 82mm 1017 Andreas Sætre
MOVCAM 2 channel wireless lens control system 27 Audric Cussigh
MOVCAM 2 channel wireless lens control system 755 Alexendre Mpotos
Rhino Slider Kit 984 Matt Nowak
Sony A7Sii 552 Robert Stone
Holdfast Gear Kit 894 Alex Kuiper
F&V Z720S UltraColor ring light 789 Eren Atiz
F&V SpectraHD 4 EVF 934 Natalie Clements
Removu M1+A1 835 John Galliver
Removu M1+A1 5 Sam Thomas
Removu M1+A1 1444 Oliver Kendall
Sigma 20mm Art 306 Martin Lansley
FilmSupply 1000 licensing 22 John Stintzi
RØDELink Filmmaker wireless kit 665 Ben Hanratty
RØDELink Filmmaker wireless kit 1617 Joseph Horton
RØDELink Filmmaker wireless kit 1553 Doug Bonomo
RØDE Stereo VideoMic X 764 Arvīds Barānovs
DJI OSMO 1172 Jonas Braatz
ThinkTank Retrospective Bag 1013 Pascal Oberlin
Zylight newZ led light 886 Mundy Márton
SmallHD Sidefinder 502 Production Kit 939 Chong Choi
Musicbed 1000 licensing 985 Sam Manavis
Shotlister app Film Contest Michelle Becker
Shotlister app 96 Anthony Lloyd
Shotlister app 905 Chris Poporakis
Shotlister app 914 Jo Burgard
Shotlister app 1173 Murat Can Yildiz
SHAPE Sony A7 II series cage 687 Dave Park
Vid Atlantic Anamorphic filters 1105 Pippa Riddick
Cineo Matchbox light 1000 Tomáš Nováček
Konova K7 119 Keaton Nye
Aviator Travel jib 1484 Connor Rickman
 X-rite i1Display Pro and ColorChecker Passport. 1510 Algerson Vincent
OCONNOR o-rig baseplate 1058 Marc Metzler
Zacuto gratical X 290 Riccardo Carli
Camalapse 4 Film Contest Michelle Becker
Camalapse 4 1471 Austin Burke
Camalapse 4 338 patrick birlew
Camalapse 4 1635 Aaron Leyser
Camalapse 4 520 Jeremy Batchelor
Miller Air Solo Tripod Alloy 1235 Ged Hunter
slimRAW Film Contest Michelle Becker
slimRAW 872 Leandro Santini
slimRAW 885 Nils Krebs
slimRAW 1347 romain postec
slimRAW 1135 David Wurtzel
Premiumbeat $250 1092 Andy Bennison
Triune Films Complete filmmaker Bundle 2.0 1515 Ben Noonan
PD Everyday Messenger Bag & Capture Pro 820 Edward Mantle
Filmconvert 1501 Tim Carter
Filmconvert 1018 Odd Eric Sedburg
D|Cage 937 Tony Brown
Rocketstock $150 voucher 540 Linus Weiss

Film Contest Winners

1st place – Winner of the Letus Helix Junior Magnesium

2nd Place – Winner of the $250 B&H Voucher

3rd Place – Winner of the SlimRAW, Shotlister & Camalapse 4 Bundle


Live Prize Draw Tonight

If you want to get involved and ask questions or leave us comments, Join the Google hangout here

Thanks to everyone involved, last year we raised an unbelievable £78, 210 ($120,929) making us the top fund raisers in the UK and the number 1 individual in the world! We managed to beat some of the largest companies in the world, and it was all down to you, showing once again how generous the indie-film making community is! FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS!

1: Simply go to this link which takes you directly to the donation page

2: This was ask you to put in your donation amount and personal details.

3: Make sure the amount is at least £15 (roughly $25) You can donate more of course, but £15 is the minimum to qualify entry into the prize draw.


4: You can enter as many times as you want and as long as each donation is at least £15 you will get another entry for the prize draw. Just make sure you forward me your receipt to Once you get the auto responder (which asks if you attached receipt) then your receipt has been received. You do not need to send it again.

5: It is open to anyone in the world not restricted to the UK. If it is asking you for a UK postcode you have clicked on the wrong link at the start. You have selected to join my team which you don’t do to donate. Click here to go straight to the donation page.

6: Entry closes on the 9th December at 10pm GMT. This is the official end of fundraising for Movember 2015

7: One prize per ticket.

8: Any import/ duty taxes are the sole responsibility of prize winners. If you win something you don’t want please email asap to let us know and we will do a re-draw at a later date.

9: The exact prize draw date will be announced soon but will be in December.

10. You are donating directly to an organisation representing the charities, nothing goes to me. This is not a lottery, this is not gambling. You are being thanked by me for helping raise money for Movember by your receipt being entered into a prize draw for all the gear the many companies have donated.

Also Returning this year is the film competition. More details below.

We all look forward to seeing some more of your stunning films and to remind us here is the previous winner.


If you would like to donate a prize please contact with details. Thank you!!!


In the past I have done film competitions as well as prize draws, last year we didn’t have one but this year it’s back! Rather than two categories like last time it’s much simpler this time. Make a 60 second film that best promotes the Movember campaign. You can make it in any style you want with any camera you want. It can by funny, it can be serious, it can be both. It can be about men’s health, it can be about moustaches. It can be about the theme of “Motivation” that they are promoting this year, about getting fir…I leave it to you. The key thing is 60 seconds and if you use music make sure it is licensed please! The winner won’t be decided by views but a judging panel who will look at not just the technical aspects but very much the storytelling. So make it look good, sound good and make us laugh or cry!

Entries need to be made specifically for the compition and say so in the Vimeo description. 

Group to join and your entry to:

All films need to be uploaded by the 30th November by 1 minute to midnight GMT (I am sure you can work out what that is for you!) It’s open globally and there is no age limit. One thing you have to do is to donate £15 or more like the prize draw but when you forward the receipt as detailed above put “FILM COMPETITION ENTRY” in the email title. You will then be entered into the prize draw AND the film completion (as long as you submit your film of course!) only when I have the receipt will I allow your video to be visible in the Vimeo group. 

Unlike the prize draw where if you enter more than once you can only win one of the big prizes, if you enter the film completion you can win a big prize in both! The main prize is the amazing Letus Helix Jr Magnesium version, worth $2100! This is a fabulous stabiliser which I have used recently on The Wonder List in both Cuba and currently in Bhutan. Thanks Letus for your generosity. A runner up prize will be announced soon! Screenshot 2015-11-10 23.16.41


Thanks to B&H Photo for the $250 gift card!





AMAZING new prize just announced…a fantastic MOVI M5. This is the stabiliser I have used for almost all of The Wonder List TV series. It’s simply brilliant AND worth about $3000!! Here is a pic of me using it recently in Iceland. Ring, camera, monitor and me not included!

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SLR Magic are back again this year and they’ve donated their brilliant 0.4-1.8 Variable ND MK II in 52mm, 62mm, 77mm and 82mm sizes. Thanks to Andrew and the team. slrmagic2015


MOVCAM have donated an incredible prize. 2 of their  MOVCAM 2 channel wireless lens control system. On their own these cost $3950 and we have 2 to give away!



The motorised slider system I am using right now for “The Wonder List”…the stunning, light, superbly made and smooth/ quiet slider the EVO Carbon with Rhino Motion. Thanks to Kyle Hart and all the team at Rhino for the fabulous generosity!! Screenshot 2015-11-10 22.34.51


The brilliant gang at CVP are donating the stunning Sony A7S ii!! Thank you all. This is one helluva prize!!!as72



ProMediaGear have joined us and they’ve kindly donated 2 prizes, the brilliant and versatile PMG-DUO 32 INCH VIDEO SLIDER + CARRYING CASE  and the really nifty looking  BBX BOOMERANG FLASH BRACKET. Thank you Tom and the crew for these brilliant prizes.



As #Movember2015 is now in its second half my 'Mo is looking sweet...even sweeter more prizes are getting added to the epic fundraiser/ prize draw! The latest prize is the AWESOME (and I mean it, a proper use of the word) @holdfastgear Money Maker strap with sightseer bag, medium and large lens pouch system. Worth over $1000!! This is what I have been using for #TheWonderList since Peru. It's wonderful. A fantastic way to carry my A7sII & Pentax 645z plus essentials without making my back any worse. The cameras are easily grabbed from the leash to use. I truly love this. You can win my exact bag set up as part of the truly massive gear prize draw where the prizes on offer are truly staggering! Full details on how to enter at Support Movember and you raise awareness of the importance of prostate cancer checks as its one of the most treatable cancers if caught early which is great as its the most common form of cancer in men over 50. Movember is also about raising money to battle this cancer, testicular cancer and other serious men's health issues. By entering into my prize draw you are doing a really important thing for all men so thank you!
The Hold Fast Gear Money Maker strap with sightseer bag, medium and large lens pouch system. Worth over $1000!! This is what I have been using for #TheWonderList since Peru. It’s wonderful. A fantastic way to carry my A7sII & Pentax 645z plus essentials without making my back any worse. The cameras are easily grabbed from the leash to use. I truly love this.
You can win my exact bag set up!


F&V have stepped up yet again and donated their Z720S UltraColor ring light and the SpectraHD 4 EVF (monitor + loupe) !! fnv2015



New to the team this year is REMOVU. They are donating 3  sets of M1+A1 for the campaign. The A1 attaches to the GoPro through the BacPac connection and allows you to connect to bluetooth microphones. The M1 is a device that allows GoPro users to add high quality sound to video from distance. Using the latest bluetooth 4.0 technology, it can record high quality sound away from GoPro upto 40 meters without delay.




We welcome Sigma UK this year and they really are starting with a bang. The brand new Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens ! This prize is UK only.





Welcome to Film Supply, they’re giving away a brilliant £1,000 worth of stock footage licensing. Film Supply are looking at revolutionizing stock footage by bringing you stock video from the world bet film makers.


Once again the incredible RODE are helping out they’ve donated the superb Stereo VideoMic X and 3 x RØDELink Filmmaker wireless kits. Thank you RODE. rode


DJI are back and this year they’re donating the brand new OSMO.  This brings the power of their drone cameras into your hands. Thank you Daniel and everyone at DJI.





A big thanks to Think Tank Photos for donating one of their Retrospective 20 shoulder bag.



Zylight have kindly donated their newZ Led Light. “Designed primarily for ENG and similar remote shoots, the Newz is a variable white light with brightness settings from tungsten (3200K) to daylight (5600K) that provides a 60- degree beam spread at full width half maximum (FWHM) for a soft falloff around the edges. With quantum dot technology and proprietary LED chips, the fully dimmable Newz delivers a very high quality of light for true color reproduction that rivals the company’s flagship F8 LED Fresnel.”  Thank you to Charlie and the team.


 The amazing Small HD return and they’re donating a stunning Sidefinder 502 Production Kit. In this kit you’ll have everything you need to get up and running in no time. Included is a Sidefinder 502 , the viewfinder, wireless remote, a medium hard case, batteries and charger kit, a universal mounting kit, a hot shoe ball mount, 5 inch neoprene sleeve, anti-glare screen protector, 48 inch thin SDI cable, 36inch HDMI to HDMI cable, 24 inch micro-HDMI to HDMI cable, 24 inch mini-HDMI to HDMI cable, 8gb SD card and a Small HD cleaning cloth. Thank you to Small HD for your continued support. smallhd2015



Music Bed are back this year and are once again donating an amazing £1,000 worth of licensing!!!


Zach Lipovsky has once again stepped forward and is donating 5 copies of his amazing and considered by many his must have App -Shotlister. shotlister2015


Regular supporters Shape are back and this year you can win their Brand new Sony A7 II series cage. This has a load of really well thought out features, like the removable Metabones adaptor holder included in the cage. Thank you Shape for your continued support.



A great big thanks to Eddie at Vid-Atlantic who once again has supported our great cause with the donation of his Anamorphic filters. vidatlantic2015



Joining us this year is the team from Cineo Lighting. They are donating one of their brilliant Cineo Matchbox lights. These remote phosphor lights are incredible and thanks to Anne and the team we will be giving one away to a lucky winner. I am using these as my main lighting kit for The Wonder list this year as I have little space in my kit for a full lighting kit and these have proven amazing!cineomatchbox2015



Welcome to Konova who are donating the superb K7 Slider. This beauty can handle a DSLR to an Arri Alexa. There’s also a ton of add ons available that can really expand the possibilities. Thanks to Peter and everyone at Konova for their support.



Aviator Camera Gear deserve a huge thank you for donating one of their carbon fiber Aviator Travel Jibs. aviatortraveljib2015


X-rite are back this year and are giving us their Top of the Line monitor calibration product the  i1Display Pro and ColorChecker Passport. xrite2015



OConnor are here and they’re showing their wonderful support with the Prize of a OConnor O-Rig baseplate set. This is part of their new O-Rig system. oconnor2015



Incredible prize from Zacuto. The amazing Gratical X. How much do I like it, well check out what I have to say here . This is a fantastic prize, thank you all at Zacuto.   zacuto2015


The Team at Camalapse have returned kindly donated 5 of their Camalapse 4’s. The Camalapse can help create 360° panning time-lapse videos or steady panoramic images with most digital cameras, action sport cameras and smart phones.


Again the brilliant crew from down under are supporting us with a Miller Air Solo Tripod Alloy System. A huge thank you to Mike and gang who have supported this cause over the years.




Joining us this year, Mihail and the lovely people at slimRAW. They’re donating 5 copies of the software.  SlimRAW is a CinemaDNG raw video compression tool, which also doubles as an offload and copy tool for CinemaDNg raw video shooters. slimraw2015


Welcome to Premium Beat, the royalty free music and sound effects site who are supporting us for this amazing cause. They are giving away a $250 voucher. Also make sure to check out their brilliant blog, which has some incredible pieces on film making.


The Film Riot guys from Triune Films are back! This year they’re donating their complete film making bundle. This comes with Scores, sound effects, tutorials, assets. A whole production package wrapped up in a neat little bow*. *disclaimer: neat little bow not included.


Peak Design this year are donating the Everyday Messenger Bag and the wonderful Capture Pro. Thanks to Luke and everyone at Peak Design for supporting us again this year.



The Kiwis just won the rugby world cup and to celebrate, Film Convert return and are donating 2 copies of their powerful software.


D|FOCUS SYSTEMS are giving one lucky winner a D|Cage of their choice. Currently you can choose between a cage for BMPCC, GH4, Sony a7s, Sony a7Sii, and Canon 5D3. dfocus2015


Rocket Stock who supply various After Effects templates for promos, title sequneces, motion graphics, overlays and elements, join us this year and are donating a $150 voucher.



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