Jon King, 10 mins | UK, 2018

In a remote part of Yorkshire, villagers gather for a bizarre, ancient ritual. For hundreds of years, the people of West Witton have celebrated the execution of a medieval sheep-rustler. Thought to date back to the middle ages, it’s one of the oldest traditions of its kind.

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Competition British Documentary



Jon King is a producer and director of documentary films.

Many of Jon’s films shine a light on challenging social issues, but highlight unusual or unknown solutions. Jon’s gentle, reflective filmmaking style enables the viewer to feel as if they are discovering and exploring the subject for themselves.

Jon is the managing director of Envisuals, a small video production company based in Yorkshire. Envisuals creates promotional films and animations for businesses. Jon studied filmmaking at the University of Bradford, and graduated in 2007. Since then Jon has worked as a freelance filmmaker, working for a diverse mix of commercial clients.