This past month has definitely been a good one. I spent a week filming for Canopy and Stars, which involved travelling around Wales and Devon and staying in Gypsy Caravans and boats and that like… just putting the finishing touches on the videos and they’ll be up soon!
The Old Woman, The Buffalo and The Lion Of Manding filming is also now complete, I’ve posted up the 2 ‘behind the scenes’ videos so far and I’m currently editing the footage from the show for the proper trailer…
Also I’m still working on The Lost Pubs of Wirksworth video and found some real good info!
This is the latest project I’m working on with Adverse Camber. Here are a couple of behind the scenes vids from the project which opens in Birmingham this friday, where I’ll be making a proper trailer for the show…
since a couple of years back I’ve been using a lot of archive materials for certain projects, now it’s become one of my favourite parts of what I do. It’s amazing what you can find in an old photo archive…. here is a bit of info from a photo I recently saw about a quarry in the town I was raised…
THE MONKEY HOLE
The Monkey Hole is deep and dark. It got its name from a story of days gone by of an Italian organ grinder who used to entertain men working in the quarry, for that is what the Monkey Hole once was. From its top the organ grinder dangled a rope on which his monkey would perform tricks. One day the rope broke and the monkey was killed. This ended the performances, but the name has stuck ever since.
Soooo… in January I finished making ‘Where The Sand Meets The Sea: Stories from Spurn Point’, a documentary about the Spurn peninsula’s history and the people that lived in the area.
We had 3 showings of the film over a weekend. But this also happened to be the same weekend where the UK turned into the North Pole!
Despite there being a blizzard and ridiculously cold temperatures on the first night of the screening, we had a bunch of brave people that turned up to watch the film. Both days went great and we had loads of people show up and some really good feedback from the film!
It will be screening again on the 16th of April at Easington for those who would like a gander, contact me for more info!