Temperance Pictures is a Derbyshire-based independent film production company, founded in 2015 by Joseph Dethick. Working in close collaboration with his elder brother, Jim, the Dethick Brothers have, to date, made two feature films and nine shorts.
In 2014 their short film Crisps was selected to be included in the BFI and Creative England's inaugural iShorts initiative, a funding and mentoring opportunity for new filmmakers based outside of London. This then led to a further opportunity to collaborate with the BFI and Creative England as part of their iShorts Alumni fund, for which their short film Flake! was selected in May 2015. It premiered at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in November 2017.
Their latest feature film is Johnson Pepperwood from Bosun Town, an eclectically-scored experimental documystery, which had a special preview screening at the Film Unit Cinema in Sheffield in December 2018, and will subsequently screen nationally throughout 2019.
They are currently in production with The Newt Man of Memery Lane, a folk horror short which follows the story of two rival bounty hunters as they search for a legendary and terrifying figure known as the Newt Man.
The Dethick Brothers aim to produce original, bold, largely experimental films that are visually striking and explore the relationships between image, sound and the written word. With some humour involved also. Most of the time.