Pudding Bag Productions

Exploring, presenting and widening access to history and heritage through film-making and other digital media

Wendy Freer and Mary Barker

Pudding Bag Productions was founded in 2013 by Wendy Freer and Mary Barker. Wendy and Mary were the founders of the Film Unit at Ashby de la Zouch Museum in 2010. They closed the Film Unit and formed an independent Heritage group in 2013. In 2016 they were joined by a third member, Glenn Mander.
We are mainly interested in making films, documentaries and drama, which explore and interpret local history themes. We have worked with community groups, schools, voluntary museums and other heritage organisations.
Our film, A Town Divided; everyday life and strife in Ashby de la Zouch during the English Civil War, was Highly Commended at the Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Awards. In 2016 we were awarded Heritage Group of the Year 2016-17 for Leicestershire and Rutland.


Want to be in the movies?

We are always on the lookout for potential new cast members of all ages. Previous acting experience is always useful but even if you have none or little and would like to have a go, get in touch.

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Quick Flicks

As part of Ashby Arts Festival 2017 another set of entertaining short films from
award-winning Heritage Group of the Year PUDDING BAG PRODUCTIONS

FREE TICKETS available NOW at Ashby Tourist Information Centre

Saturday 27th May at The Venture Theatre

and Thursday 22nd June at The Lyric Rooms

Doors and bar 7pm films from 7.30pm

The Furnaceman,
a mysterious ghost story based around Moira Furnace, by Steve Scotney and Wendy Freer
Come Retire With Me,
a delightful comedy by Kate Mallinder
Ann Ayre Hely
the true story of a Crimean War nurse from Ravenstone, by Wendy Freer
Rosie's Choice
a drama about life on the canals in the 1930s and 40s, by Wendy Freer
a light-hearted comedy by Mark Taylor
Murder on the Maplewell Express
a spoof silent movie by students of Maplewell Hall School.
This will be followed by a short Behind the Scenes film about the making of Murder on the Maplewell Express by Bill Newslinger
Past Quick Flicks films can be viewed on line:

Our latest publication, a book about Ann Ayre Hely, the Crimean War Nurse from Ravenstone, Leicestershire, is out now.
More information here.

Read more about our projects, current and past HERE.

Keep up to date with what we are up to by visiting our Facebook Page.
We are also on Twitter: @Pudding_Bag_P

Pudding Bag Productions is a member of Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Forum.


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