Following on from their previous films, Lives Of The Artists and Follow Me Down (read our review of the Follow Me Down screening here), Relentless have upped the ante with a series of short films based around the 'No Half Measures' attitude that embodies this energy drink. The theme for this year's Short Stories films is 'focus', and the first entry in this series has been put together by East London based photographer-turned-filmmaker James Henry, who overlays interviews and behind the scenes footage with recordings from live shows to give a unique insight into the journey that has brought Frank Turner to where he is today. “I want to capture Frank’s determination and focus,” explains James. “He left this band [Million Dead] on the cusp of big things, and could have easily started something similar, but decided to completely change his style to recreate himself. On his first tour he played to bemused Million Dead fans but kept going: he’s courageous, with a lot of strength.” In the vein of previous Short Stories films, Frank shares his story in his own words and how, determined to restart at a grassroots level, he endured sacrifice, suffering and struggle: from gruelling tours, indifferent audiences, financial difficulties and self-doubt, to critical acclaim, adoration, awards and blanket peer recognition. “There’s a lyrical honesty that comes through in Frank’s music - a real sincerity,” concludes James. “I want to explore who he is at his core: it’s Frank’s story so who better to tell it than him himself?” About Short Stories: Now in its 2nd year Relentless Energy Drink’s Short Stories is a challenge to filmmakers around the world to explore, reveal, celebrate and define the No Half Measures attitude through the medium of film. For Short Stories 2011 a selection of 30 film makers were invited to provide a treatment for the Story they wished to tell. From these treatments, eight directors were selected to make their film. The eight films will be judged on: how engaging is their narrative; whether it’s inspiring and motivational; if it provokes a fresh, new outlook; believability and honesty; technical craft; and compelling filmmaking. The winner will be awarded £10,000 plus a contract and funding to shoot another film project for Relentless Energy. The 2011 judging panel are being finalised, but for 2010 featured editors and publishers from Sidewalk Skateboard, Dig BMX, Surf Europe, Whitelines and Huck magazines, plus the director of both Lives of the Artists films. To view all Short Stories films and for more information visit relentlessenergy.com - where you can also sign up for the latest updates, news, videos, offers and competitions from Relentless Energy.