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vote now to choose your favourite mini movie

Pow... we had literally hundreds of entries to our mini movies competition and now it's time to reveal the 5 shortlisted movies picked by our special judging panel (who you read a bit more about here...).

Now it's up to you to cast your vote and decide who wins. Take a look at the videos below then pop on over to our You Tube channel to vote and help make someone famous.





Superhero Smoothies by JJCampbell85

Thats Why they call him a Smoothie! by Thekeep245

Super Smoothie by foolhardyfilms

Vegetable Vengeance by MrWalsallCollege

innocent smoothie: The Attack of the Evil Snacks by enriquerovira

a special film makers' workshop

Saturday 19th Feb, 2011.

For many, this will go down as the day when it rained a lot, or as the weekend where they had a particularly tasty croissant for breakfast.

But for me, Sat 19th Feb will be marked as my favourite day at work. Ever.

A few weeks ago, we blogged a post inviting people to come along to a special film makers' workshop here at Fruit Towers. 60 soaked, but surprisingly chirpy, budding film makers came through the doors of the Towers on Sat for a very special workshop with Ben Wheatley - film director, funny man, and chap who made our advert.

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With beanbags and biscuits, and a Wizard of Oz style presentation from up on the balcony, Ben shared some of his top tips for film making, ranging from how to use storyboards effectively to the importance of time management in directing.

We'll let you into a secret...the number 1 rule of film directing?

Never, ever sit down.

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In the afternoon, our budding film makers were set loose to create their own 30 second mini movie superhero movie, armed with Ben's tips and a no expenses spared* film makers' kit.

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*this may not be strictly true

They looked up for the challenge, so we threw in additional angle of artistic opportunity/anguish and gave them each a genre or theme for their mini movie, ranging from slasher horror to circus chic.

They spent a bit of time brainstorming...

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...and then the magic started to really happen as the gaffa tape came out, the fishwire was attached, and a selection of Fruit Towers' finest random props were put to excellent use.

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The result? 9 truely excellent films watched with lashings of popcorn that had us in stitches.

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Check out some of the results, and find out how you can get involved in our mini movies competition here.

Thanks so much to those of you who came down for the day. We'll be smiling about it for a while to come.

calling all budding filmmakers


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Ben Wheatley (the rather brilliant chap who made our advert) is holding a film making masterclass at Fruit Towers in a couple of weeks and we'd love it if a few of you could come along. After gleaning Ben's expert wisdom on films of the lo-fi and handmade variety, you'll be set loose to make your own. All you need to do is be keen, come equipped with your own filming device (whether it be your mobile phone or something distinctly fancier) and be prepared to master stick-and-string based productions.

So if you're free on the 19th Feb from about 10-4, tell us a bit more about yourself here
to throw your superhero director's cap firmly in the ring.

posh bottles

Caped innocent superhero smoothies visit Selfridges. They'll be available till the end of January in the big yellow store and you can reuse your cape over and over on any bottle/Action Man figure afterwards. Here's what he got up to on his first day.

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new year, new toys

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Or in this instance, new games. If you need to blow away the January cobwebs and keep your hands out the biscuit tin, employ your brain and fingers by playing our Snack Invaders game. Should keep the garibaldis at bay till at least hometime. Hopefully. Play it now...

Remember to Tweet your high scrores. @innocentdrinks #snackinvaders