Stories of Stories

Thanks to The University of Lincoln who made this nice short film summary of the Telling Our Stories community projects who worked together last year. It includes some snippets of My Ancestors were French, as well as the other project teams we met at the workshops in Lincoln. Good to see how everyone’s ideas came to fruition.

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Adam, Rob and Lou
Adam, Rob & Lou making the film

Our Music For New Film

Death is no Bad Friend UK Screening
Death is no Bad Friend UK Screening

We are delighted that our My Ancestors were French Auricula Suite music is featured as the soundtrack for Sirens Gaze Productions short film trailer about Robert Louis Stevenson – Death Is No Bad Friend. It had it’s first UK screening – to a fabulous audience – at the PoP Gallery launch in Hull’s Princes Quay last week.

You can see the trailer and read about the cast and crew on the Indiegogo campaign page. Click on the link to see the film clip and hear the music on the Bandcamp player:

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Death Is No Bad Friend

Indiegogo Campaign
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We are delighted to have contributed the music for Sirens Gaze Productions short film trailer about Robert Louis Stevenson (Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde) in San Francisco and on Mount Saint Helena. The film – Death Is No Bad Friend – will be written and produced by the excellent US based illustrator and screenwriter G E Gallas who has created a talented and vibrant collaboration of ambitious young women filmmakers, Siren’s Gaze Productions to make the short film.

The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign is underway. You can see the trailer and read about the team on the campaign page. All support very much appreciated!

Click on the link to see the film trailer (just over 3 mins long) and hear the music Death Is No Bad Friend Film Trailer

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Screenwriter G E Gallas

Death is no bad friend
Kyle Duke Adamiec as RLS

Film Publicity

Our project film ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’, shot by film maker Quentin Budworth, was featured in this lovely big colourful two page article in the Hull Daily Mail yesterday.
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Thank you to journalist Will Ramsey.

Quentin and Rich were guests on BBC Radio Humberside’s Breakfast Show last Saturday and talked to presenter Carl Wheatley about the film. Thanks to Carl and producer Steve Redgrave.

Thanks to Lucy Lyon who featured the film on the Hull Daily Mail website last week. You can read the article here.

There were one or two uninformed comments and this little heart warmer from redfraggle73…

Tuesday, February 05 2013, 9:08AM

“This is fantastic and a great piece of sociological reporting as well as art. Hull is, at long last, a diverse city and will become more so in the future. I’m excited and proud to see our city celebrating this and giving residents an insight into how life is for people when they arrive in this city. The global movement of people is a fact and is of benefit to all of us living in this world, be this out of choice or to flee persecution. The ignorant racist comments written here, as well as those I see so often written in response to other articles, just show the authors to be uneducated bigots. I suspect these people are happy to be called uneducated bigots, but I feel that someone should at least point it out.”

Stranger in a Strange Land

Our new short film ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ is ready for release. We have made the film of Dilzar’s story especially for our “My Ancestors were French” project. The six minute long film illuminates Dilzar’s evocative story that Rich and Dilzar worked on together to complement Richard Lees’ Rock against Racism poster exhibition at Wilberforce House Museum in Hull (for Wilberforce 2007).

“Wow, what a beautiful film! It made me feel very emotional.” Abby Wright

“If people can clear their minds and watch this film and listen they may rethink and see the real picture for people who are sometimes just looking to be accepted, no matter where you are from. We all carry hidden sadness.” Ron Wilke

Watch the film and see how it makes you feel…

Award winning filmmaker, Quentin Budworth, shot the film of Dilzar talking about his experiences of what it feels like to be a refugee in a strange land, and how music can bring people of different cultures together, overcoming adversity and creating something good and new.

Rich documented the days filming with a series of images in the gallery below. Click on in image to enlarge, and scroll through…

Stranger in a Strange Land will be shown and used at the workshops and at the celebratory event in May.