We have been downloading more images from the film; here are a look behind the scenes at another location of the film (which is all currently in editing :) )
Editing for our film Mordred, telling the story of King Arthurs illegitimate son, based on early legends, continues. Its taking a long while as it is happening around everyones day jobs etc. But in the meantime, we have some new stills from footage filmed by the team in Cornwall at Pengersick Castle...
Having been in discussion with our editor, Michael, there will be, at last, a rough draft done when he is back in Devon, in Feb 2018, when he, and the South Devon Players committee will be meeting up, viewing, and then discussing the tweaks and next bits. At that point we should have a lot more info on the final timescales on the project.
In the interim, we are well aware that all of the cast and crew and supporters who have poured time, effort, money, logistics - or who love the project - are waiting very patiently, for news on the final timescales, so while we havent anything major yet, we should do soon, and in the meantime, I have decided to grab a few stills from the uncut footage. If cast would like a footage still or two, like the ones below, then do drop me a line and I will see what I can sort out Thank you so much for your patience everyone :)
So, we are delighted to announce that after two years of incredible hard work, crazy and sometimes hilarious fundraising, wonderful times, hard times, camping in the rain, and racing around Devon & Cornwall, we have finally completed filming our Arthurian feature film Mordred.
There are honestly too many people to name and tag and thank, in one social media post, who have been involved in this and contributed to make things happen - and without any of them, the film would not have happened.
We still have to go through IMDb and our credits list to make sure everyone is credited on there.
Production completed last weekend with a wonderful two day shoot, for the completion filming for the Battle of Camlann, with the assistance of amazing re-enactment group Warriors Of Tintagel
Now, the film moves into post production. Michael, our editor, is cutting the film together, as with everyone else, working on the film around his day job and other commitments.
One stage of this incredible journey is over, more yet to come with the editing and release of the film. What an amazing team, and what a wonderful journey to be on. :)
(photos below from filming The Battle of Camlann last weekend)
It was a beautiful day and the weather looked as if it had read the continuity notes.
Here is a quick look at a shoot for a scene with Mordred, Calum, and Morgan Le Fay, on Sunday.
We are extremely honoured to have received yet another film laurel for the trailer, this time from the "Yes! lets make a movie" film festival. A wonderful accolade to everyone and especially our editor Michael Mirsadeghi
You can read more about them at their facebook page
We have had a very busy past week, performing for Brixfest, with a show about the 1866 Great Gale of Brixham, starting the pickup filming for Mordred, and fundraising as always! So sorry about the radio silence.
A look behind the scenes at filming pickups for Mordred
What a fantastic weekend, and many thanks to our team for assisting our fundraising stand at the Brixham Pirate Festival. We had three days of fundraising, and fun. Made lots of great new friends and raised a significant amount towards our fundraising
We should also put out a great shout to the fantastic local police - two of whom went in our stocks, on Saturday afternoon to support our fundraising - for £1, for 5 sponges, people loved soaking the local Police, in the stocks..., It drew rather a large crowd. :)
Later in the weekend, our founder, Laura, had a sponsored dunking in Brixham Harbour (yes among all the diesel and gunk) to raise funds for the team.
Finally, we would love to give a shoutout to the lovely people who won the pirate teddies, in our Name The Teddy competitions
The teddy winners are:
Male pirate Teddy - Blacknose The Pirate, won by Oliver Ambridge
Female Pirate Teddy- Teddys name Rum Alice, won by Karyn Stabb
Ships Cat - Teddys name: Jasper, won by Tom Ward
(press release) #EpicAwards2017
Brixham theatre & film team, of local people, win national arts award.
The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company are excited to announce that on the evening of March 19th, 2017 at an awards ceremony at the Sage conference centre in Newcastle, they were presented with the Epic Award for England. Laura Jay, one of the founders, and Michael Mirsadeghi, who is the head of editing, and one of the cameramn of the Players current 6th Century Arthurian feature film Mordred, travelled to Newcastle to collect the award on behalf of the team, but as Laura feels it important to point out, this has been earned by efforts and collaborations of the entire team, not by any one person.
There is growing recognition in the media and in public policy of the importance of everyday participation in creativity. The Epic Awards shines a spotlight on the incredible achievements of these groups each year.
Winning groups are those that demonstrate the four Epic qualities – Engagement, Partnership, Innovation and Creativity.
Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture in the UK stated ""The fantastic work of the South Devon Players shows what can be achieved by the ingenuity and determination of arts groups."
This is wonderful recognition for a group which was founded by local Brixham performers, 11 years ago, on the proceeds of a carboot sale, and has grown into a vibrant theatre & film team, who perform newly researched historical shows around Devon, and whose film work is gaining recognition and awards abroad.
In addition the Players work hard to promote the skills of local creatives, with workshops and training, networking events, and involvement with other local organisations.
The award will stand next to the Torbay “Creativity In The Community” trophy won in 2010.
The group are currently in rehearsals for their summer stage show, a steampunk theatre production telling the story of the mysterious Victorian killer known as “Jack The Ripper” and also busy fund-raising for the final few days of filming their 6th Century Arthurian feature film, Mordred, the trailer for which is already selected for screening at international film festivals, in Hollywood, New York, Barcelona, as well as at Torbays very own English Riviera film festival. The crowdfund – as well as more information about the film, is at https://igg.me/at/Mordred2017b/x/12578926 all assistance in promoting the crowdfund and the project is much appreciated.
(for press use -
full resolution images: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6rYYXmTbCQ9c2F6bU5pNVNkczA )
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Last night, at the same time as bring broadcast on BBC television news, we were also launching our crowdfund. This fund will mean that we can complete the film with the final scenes, and also get it edited to the same beautiful standard as the trailer.
If you are in any way able to support the crowdfund, even if it is just with £1, or by sharing the links please help us, we have come so far, it would be a real pity to fall at the last hurdle.
Updated by our secretary, Laura
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