2016 Projects
Most of our films can be seen on YouTube by clicking on the images

The Master Hosier

Shot at the Master Hosier's house and workshops, now the Wigston Framework Knitters' Museum, this is a fictitous story about the widow of a master hosier. She is determined to keep everthing just as it was in her late husband's day but her adult daughter has other ideas.

Framework Knitting and the Hinckley Hosiery Industry

Hinckley & District Museum asked us to make two films. The first explains how the knitting frame works. The second was a compilation depicting the factory-based hosiety industry of Hinckley and district. It is made up of old photographs, very old video shot in the 70s by students, and old oral history recordings made in the 70s.

Digital Town Trail

We made 6 digital heritage trails around Ashby using the website HistoryPin.

Help with using the trails can be found here

The Friends of the Bath Grounds Project

As well as the drama about the Ivanhoe Baths, we made films to document the whole of the Friends' Heritage Lottery funded project. In this film, local artist Di Lorriman visits the studio of Llynda Baugh to see the mosaic of the Baths being made. Di created the design for the mosaic and the finished work is now on display at the entrance to the Bath Grounds.





Polkas and Pustules

Made at the request of the Friends of the Bath Grounds, this film is the dramatised history of the Ivanhoe Baths in Ashby de Zouch, which opened in 1822 and were demolished in the 1960s. This project was supported by the Friends group and by Ashby de la Zouch Museum.

A Century of Stories at
Maplewell Hall School

We worked on this Leicestershire County Council project to produce the first of two films and an animation with the students of this school for children with special educational needs. Murder on the Maplewell Express was a spoof silent movie with a storyline set in 1916 devised by the students. The other projects can be seen on our 2017 and 2018 Project pages.

A Century of Stories at Moira Primary School

The first Century of Stories project with Leicestershire County Council in which we were involved was this. Year 4 children created their own characters and scripts to produce this short film which we made with them at Moira Furnace and Country park.

Comedy at Pudding Bag Productions

Quite often, we lighten the mood at our annual film shows, Quick Flicks, by including one or two comedy films. The scripts for these were written by members of Ashby Writers' Club. This year our comedies were:

1 Victoria Sponge, written by Kate Mallinder to mark the centenary of the Women's Institute in 2015.

2. The Pod by Mark Taylor. A father and daughter find mother has been rescued by a space pod in the garden. This was the first of Mark's zany comedies. More followed in subsequent years!

3. The Thoughts of Willie Nattrass by Henry Sharples. It started out as a serious piece but got changed into an hilarious comedy as we worked out how to do it!

4. Score Draw by Kate Mallinder. Paul Smith tells the true story of his year-long fight with cancer, comparing it with a year on his allotment. A serious subject given a light-hearted touch by Paul.



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