Somme Tales

I first met with Education Manager Rachel Hillman and her team in February 2016. At the meeting they set out that they wanted to make a film about the Battle of the Somme with young people in schools. After spending a few weeks thinking over the project. Which included looking at videos on You Tube,…

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The Photographers Gallery

During the summer I met with Jai Tyler, education manager at The Photographers Gallery. We met at the gallery which is situated in a great position just behind Oxford Street, in Ramilies Street. Jai asked me if I could devise a workshop for young people interested in using their DSLRs for film making. My approach was to keep down the…

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Great night for Hidden Heroes at the Troxy

Last night the Hidden Heroes film makers went to the 2015 Limelight Awards. The event took place at The Troxy, a beautiful Art Deco cinema a short walk from Limehouse DLR. Secret Cinema has used it for many of their screenings, for Casablanca they recreated Rick’s Bar. I do wish I could have seen that. On…

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Hidden Heroes – Nominated for Limelight Award 2015

The 2015 Limelight Film Awards nominations have been announced and HIDDEN HEROES has been nominated in the category of Best Animation. The Limelight Film Awards is an annual short film competition, followed by a red carpet awards ceremony, attended by film makers, celebrities and TV/ Film personalities. The Awards are now in their seventh year. There are 12…

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Hidden Heroes

Late last year I was approached by the Brady Arts Centre in Tower Hamlets, about working with them to create an animation with their youth group (House of Talent). The idea was to make a film around the theme of soldiers from India who served on the Western Front during World War I. Because of the subject matter we…

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