Jim (left) and Joseph (right) ring in an order of two lots of chips and peas on the set of their unfinishable 2013 feature  Nosy Parkers in Space , based on the true story of toilet attendants Bob Skidweave and Fred Tent, who were accidentally sent into orbit in a portable toilet in 1991.

Jim (left) and Joseph (right) ring in an order of two lots of chips and peas on the set of their unfinishable 2013 feature Nosy Parkers in Space, based on the true story of toilet attendants Bob Skidweave and Fred Tent, who were accidentally sent into orbit in a portable toilet in 1991.

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 eight 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 its premiere screening at the Film Unit Cinema in Sheffield in December 2018, and will subsequently screen nationally throughout 2019.

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.