Steve Nethercott-Cable : Director, Camera, Editor, Designer, Screenwriter.
Director of music videos for Jah Wobble, Fats Comet and Andi Sex Gang, including the award-winning ‘Egg Foo Woo’. Steve’s unique film style uses fast-moving hand-held camerawork and jump-cut editing techniques – creating energetically-charged visual rhythms. Combining abstract impressionistic Super 8mm film collages, electronic percussive beats, time-lapse and stop-frame animation, his experimental films are an explosion of texture, colour and optical intensity.
Inspired by Federico Fellini & Luc Besson; Adrian Sherwood & Robert Henke, Steve’s enthusiasm for fresh ideas and experimentation continues to evolve!
London-born, former Bournemouth Film School graduate, Steve is a diverse independent film and music video maker, graphic designer, and closet storm-chaser – aka DJ Sunmonkey.
Steve is a strong team-player – skillfully catalyzing and motivating people with tenacious, resourceful determination – evidenced by successful environmental protection campaigns for Greenpeace and the Sussex Wildlife Trust.
In 2007 Steve was commissioned by Peter Gabriel’s Real World Productions Ltd to produce and direct the Short Film ‘Drumming Spirit’, which documented the 25th Anniversary of the WOMAD Music Festival.
In 2007 Steve joined forces with Janet Nethercott-Cable to set up EYEDiA Design – a creative graphic design Partnership, working on promotional videos, marketing and publicity projects. In 2018 EYEDiA evolved into MA’AT Films – to develop our Film Projects.
Steve has completed a Short Film Screenplay ‘Money Talks’, co-written with Janet. MA’AT Films have already shot and produced a 4K Teaser sequence for their Crowdfunding campaign. This film weighs up the value of love over money, sibling rivalry, guilt, bereavement and the consequences of a life-changing Lottery win.
Steve has also co-written a Feature Film Screenplay ‘Schumann’ with Janet, exploring madness, shamanism and the hedonistic thrill ride culture, using industrial techno music as a core atmospheric element. This Screenplay reached the Quarter-Finals of the International Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition 2017. Steve and Janet are currently seeking production funding to develop this project.
In June 2023 MA’AT Films completed the short documentary ‘Spirit of the Downs ~ Perseverance brings Success‘, which has since won several Film Festival Awards. This captivating short film documents the successful people-powered campaign to create public access land on ancient, threatened Downland at Tenants Hill and Mount Carvey, near Cissbury Ring, West Sussex, UK.
Janet Nethercott-Cable : Producer, Art Director, Animator, Screenwriter.
Experience in Feature Film Animation and Special Effects, Production, Art Direction, Film Lighting and Photographic Special Effects, Currently a practising professional Holistic Therapist.
Janet has co-written Money Talks and the Feature Film Screenplay ‘Schumann’ with Steve Nethercott-Cable – exploring madness, shamanism and the hedonistic Thrill Ride culture, using industrial techno music as a core atmospheric element. This Screenplay reached the Quarter-Finals of the International Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition 2017. Janet and Steve are currently seeking production funding to develop this project.
Born in London’s East End and a St Martins Art School Graduate. Janet’s Professional work began with 5 animated Feature Films for Steven Spielberg’s Amblimation and Warner Brothers. This included initial concept artwork, storyboard, character colour separation design with Director Simon Wells, rotoscoping and 3D animation. Direction of live-action sequences for the special effects department, utilized her good visual interpretation of physical forces and dynamics of nature.
Janet’s Photographic work for BBC Publicity harnessed her versatility. Working with actors and celebrities in TV studios contrasted starkly with obscure projects such as photographing grotesque mutation specimens at the London Hospital of Gynaecologists & Obstetricians!
Studio and location shoots working with Nexus Design for Hipgnosis and The Unknown, on record covers for Pink Floyd and Telstar. Hired for her expert creative lighting techniques and visual special effects.
In 2007 Janet joined forces with Steve Nethercott to set up EYEDiA Design – a creative graphic design Partnership, working on promotional videos, marketing and publicity projects. In 2018 EYEDiA evolved into MA’AT Films – to develop our Film Projects.
Janet has completed a Short Film Screenplay ‘Money Talks’, co-written with Steve Nethercott. MA’AT Films has already shot and produced a 4K Teaser sequence for their Crowdfunding campaign. This film weighs up the value of love over money, sibling rivalry, guilt, bereavement and the consequences of a life-changing Lottery win.
Inspired by the transformative power of nature, the awesome energy of Frantic Assembly’s Physical Theatre, Tribal Dance, Shamanism and John Michael McDonagh’s films, especially ‘Calvary’.