The Film

We are delighted that our Open Bridges film partners are Humber Film Creative Community and Octovision Media.

The Open Bridges film was made by 16 film makers who captured each bridge movement on the night, and from the bow of the MV Syntan. It is edited by Phillip Codd and features a new musique concrète soundtrack by BAFTA winning composer John Stead.

To watch the film settle down in a comfy chair, turn the lights down & the volume up and soak it up, it’s an immersive experience. More screenings to be announced. keep an eye on the blog and social media for details.

In the meantime, here is the trailer

“The Open Bridges film is a stunning and unique tour-de-force of film-making, incredibly assured both technically and in the atmosphere it creates.” Nial Adams, Museums Manager, East Riding Museums

“A beautiful short film combining night shots with atmospheric music.” Finalist in Nottingham’s Hothouse Film Festival


Open Bridges is a whole tapestry of threads. It’s a celebration of Hull’s lifeblood, the River Hull, 13 movable bridges, the vessels that use the river and the heritage & culture that have grown up in both East and West Hull.


Project concept Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard