2017 Projects
Most of our films can be seen on YouTube by clicking on the images

Ann Ayre Hely 
A Crimean War Nurse from Ravenstone

We had been wanting to make a film set in the historic almshouses at Ravenstone for some time. When Mary Danaher told us about a former resident, Ann Aye Hely, who had been a nurse in the Crimean War, we knew that that had to be our story. We produced a film, a book, an exhibition, a school resource pack and were successful in getting a green plaque erected on the wall of Ravenstone Hospital in her honour. This project was Highly Commended in the Best Research category of the County Heritage Awards 2018. More about the project here.

The Furnaceman

Based on an idea by Stephen Scotney of the Moira Furnce Museum Trust, this period drama depicts a fictitious mystery at the Furnace in the early 20th-Century.

Finding the Vaults

St Helen's Church Heritage Project carried out a community archaeology activity over four days at which local people and schools could have a go at using specialist equipment under the supervision of professional archaeologists. The aim was to find the location of the lost vaults of the church.

See also: Finding the Vaults, the results

and: Pottery finds at St Helens's

Ashby de la Zouch in the Trees

As part of the rebranding of the town project, we were asked to produce a "zany" film about Ashby de ls Zouch and what it has to offer visitors and residents alike. The brief was to stress the position of the town in the Heart of the National Forest. Here is the result.








Rosie's Choice

Foxton Canal Museum asked us to produce this drama film about life on the canals for women in the 1930s and 1940s

A Century of Stories at
Maplewell Hall School

We worked on this Leicestershire County Council project to produce the second of two films with the students of this school for children with special educational needs. Terror in the Trenches, researched and written by the pupils themselves, was a film to make people think about what is important.

Philip Bent commemoration

Philip Bent was once a pupil at Ashby Grammar School. He was killed during the First World War whilst leading his men into battle and was awarded the Victoria Cross. On the centenary of his death in 2017, he was honoured with a specially engrave stone in the Garden of Remembrance, Ashby. We were asked to film the event.

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. Come Retire with Me by Kate Mallinder, a man finds out his wife doesn't have the easy life he assumed.

2. Leave by Mark Taylor. A couple fall out when they discover that they have opposite ideas about Brexit.

Leave is not available on YouTube


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