Casting and crew call for our next project!

May 30, 2009


The casting call and auditions for major roles are closed (at least for the time being), we’ve been overwhelmed with the response. Please do register your interest if you are keen to participate as crew or supporting cast, or if you’d like to be put on a waiting list for future audition opportunities!

Contact us here We’ll send you a welcome email, and ask you to reply to that email with an application form, available here.

Roll up! Roll up! We at Backyard Productions are delighted to announce our latest production…. “Cinders” a fairytale extravaganza like no other! This is your chance to get involved with a Backyard Productions short film project, due to shoot late summer and autumn this year!

Based on a traditional story but with a distinct Backyard Productions influence, we are now moving swiftly into pre-production and we are currently looking for enthusiastic and talented individuals for roles both in front of, and behind the camera.

For those of you unfamiliar with Backyard Productions filmmaking style, please feel free to browse the media on the rest of this site. We have made a number of tribute films, as well as a full length original parody “Doom Raiders” which has been released on DVD, and which is available from ( Our emphasis is on both getting a film made and having great fun while doing it. Our unique productions have gained attention from both national and international press and television.

“Cinders” is the next logical step (hopefully upwards!!) for us in filmmaking, and while it follows a traditional storyline, we have a thoroughly original script and some exciting new musical numbers for the project.

We are planning to hold auditions for major (all singing, all dancing!!) roles (detailed below) in Lincolnshire (28 Jun 09, Location TBC), London (Sunday 5th July at the Movieum of London, next to the London Eye), and another date in Lincoln TBC. We will also accept YouTube auditions for those who are unable to attend the weekend events, although, obviously we’d rather meet you in person.

The application form can also be used by anyone else who is keen to get involved, whether as extras or crew (no audition necessary). To give you a general idea, we are looking for people to help us with set building, prop making, costumes, painting, tech testing and rehearsal weekends, choreography (there will be at least 2 large-scale dance routines), production design, makeup, catering, etc etc… you get the idea!

Major roles are as follows:

  • Cinderella
  • Prince Charming
  • Dandini – Prince’s aide
  • Buttons
  • Ugly Sister 1
  • Ugly Sister 2
  • Baron Hardup
  • Stepmother
  • Fairy Godfather

Cast and Crew Application Form (To be completed by EVERYONE wishing to get involved. This is an electronic PDF form which can be completed, saved and emailed back to us. Please also attach a recent photo.)

Confidentiality Agreement (THE IMPORTANT ONE!! Must be signed as a hard copy and returned by post)

Congratulations on getting this far, we look forward to hearing from you!!

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Backyard – Complete Movie

October 29, 2008

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Backyard, aka TESBY.

Batman Returns Forever Trailer

October 27, 2008

Backyard Productions’ second full length film, completed in December 1995. This was the first time Backyard Productions ever used a tripod, mic boom and script. We’ve come a long way since this!!

Star Wars: The Emperor’s New Clones – Complete Movie

October 26, 2008

The full TENCLO movie, in all its glorious completeness. Enjoy!

Doom Raiders DVD available to buy!!

October 19, 2008

Doom Raiders DVD coverWell who would have guessed it? Finally, Doom Raiders is now available for pre-order on a number of sites, including, and WHSmith online (Just search for Doom Raiders on their sites!)

Sales of our great spoof adventure will help us make our next film, so tell your friends and buy one! NO, Buy two! No, BUY THEM ALL!!

After all this time, this is a great step for BYP, and we are all mega-chuffed. Who would have thought that after so many years of hard work and fun, we finally have one of our films for sale commercially, fully BBFC rated and everything!!

We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank our distribution company Entain8 (part of Alten8) who helped make this DVD release possible.