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The 3 characters for a shoot tomorrow in which the children take shelter in the mine from a Zeppelin.

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Here’s a sight not seen in Skinningrove for quite some years. Inspector Charlie Bell as you’ve never seen him before. He’s one of his ancestors as he appears in the new movie “Tommy and Barry Go Back”. Eric Bloodaxe will be handing out Viking ASBO’s.

 

Acually this is Arthhur Vador’s ancestor Geordie Valhalla limbering up for his part in the new movie “Tommy and Barry Go Back

 

On Thursday 18th November children at Whitcliffe Primary School will re-enact a famous event from their Schools history. Actually the story relates to Skinningrove school but both schools have been amalgamated and children of Skinningrove and Carlin How all attend Whitecliffe. Whitecliffe has the logbooks of both schools going back over 140 years and one entry states; “school evacuated on the occasion of a Zeppelin sighted overhead. The children will re-enact this momentous event and Inspector Charlie Bell of Cleveland Police will play the part of the calm voice of authority leading the children to shelter in the mines (this actually took place too – many Skinningrovers took shelter in the mines during both world wars.  This will form the audio track of an animated film  “Tommy and Barry Go Back” to be premiered at Saltburn Community Theatre, Animex Fringe on February 10th 2011.                                                                                         

 

Straad Kirk has been cast in the role of the captain of the Zeppelin that will fly over Skinningrove School re-enacting an event that took place nearly 100 years ago. Unlike the actual Zeppelin of 1915 the one Kirk will be flying has a fully stocked bar. Clearly the cast will be frequenting this craft regularly.

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Work has started on the new movie for Animex Fringe 2011 which will take place on Feb 10 2011 at Saltburn theatre. Work began in destinations with the script conference for “Tommy and Barry Go Back” (below)

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NB – Due to the terrible weather in December and various lurgies which played havoc with production the date has been postponed to March 3rd 2011.

 

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Production on this movie should start soon.

Barry Hunt Suggested that the two white lightning troupers could have slunk aboard and have become unwitting stowaways to the past. This gives scope to some story lines and a reason for Inspector Bell to travel back and save Tommy and Barry. Slight complication is the voice artists for these characters reside in Finland and Lithuania respectively but I have some ideas on how to get around that.

I’m meeting with Skinningrove history group soon to discuss story-lines. One piece came up in an oral history session. Fatty Smith was in the home guard stood during WW2 and stood armed at the end of the Jetty. Four sheets to the wind, he bravely protected the community from possible German invaders whilst in danger of himself toppling over into the sea. John Lawson added the story that apparently a sergeant arrived on the scene to complain that the Skinningrove Home Guard were shooting at British planes! – That’s the kind of stuff that makes history fun.  View all posts on this project.

 

Inspector Bell has expressed an interest in involvement in the film. Apart from the police leaving their Tardis around my (ST) 8 year old granddaughter noticed something else. They arrested Arthur Vador the chief villain but not his two henchmen the White Lightning Troupers. Perhaps these two could sneak into the Tardis just before Tommy and Barry set it off thus causing some problems for T & B in the past as well as the present thus causing a rescue mission from Insp Carlie Bell. Other ideas, T & B could seek out Arthur Vadors  great Grand Father Sid Vador and seek to put the kybosh on his assignation with a local lass that leads to the descendants who in turn begat the villain Arthur.

 

Following on from “The Force is With You”, Tommy and Barry inadvertently fire up Inspector Charlie Bells Tardis and head back to the East Cleveland past. Lots of scope here for the schoolchildren, Skinningrove History Group, Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum etc etc.

Then after these opening shots;

TOMMY AND BARRY STAND IN FRONT OF TIMMS COFFEE HOUSE

BARRY: HEY TOMMY, THEY’VE GONE OFF AND LEFT THAT TARDIS STANDING THERE.

TOMMY: SO THEY HAVE BARRY, ANY COUPLE OF IDIOTS COULD JUST WALK IN AND START IT UP.

BARRY: AND IF I REMEMBER RIGHTLY, THAT THING CAN TRAVEL THROUGH TIME AND SPACE.

TOMMY: WE’D BEST LEAVE IT ALONE THEN BARRY.

long pause …………

BARRY: WELL PERHAPS JUST A QUICK LOOK

THEY GO INSIDE

TOMMY: HEY BARRY IT’S QUIT ROOMY IN HERE

BARRY: HMM, A BIT CLAMMY ALL THE SAME

TOMMY: I’LL JUST SWITCH ON THIS AIR CONDITIONING THEN. (PULLS SWITCH)

BARRY: NO TOMMY, NO !!!!!!

TOMMY: OH ‘ECK BARRY I THINK WE’RE GOING BACK

BARRY: AND NOT TO THE FUTURE TOMMY, WE’RE GOING BACK TO THE PAST

TOMMY: OH NO, OUR LASS WILL KILL ME WE’RE SUPPOSED TO GO SHOPPING ON WEDNESDAY

 

The community animation event in Saltburn on Thursday was a tremendous successes with a full house for the matinee (in which we hooked up with children and police in Latvia) and around 80 people for the evening event. We even made it onto Latvian National TV !

You can relive the event on the blog at www.saltburn.org.uk or if you really want to re-run the event in the order it happened click here ( it builds slow but quickly gets media rich) – just read each page, scrolling down and then click “older entries” at the bottom.
The event saw the world premier of “The Force is With You” which you can enjoy below.

 

With the assistance of Northern Film and Media and the UK Film Council there will be a Fringe Animex event in Saltburn featuring community produced animations. This will take place at 7.30pm on February 11th at Saltburn Community Theatre, Albion Terrace, Saltburn, TS12 1JW.

Featured this year will be World Première of “The Force is With You” which has been produced in partnership with the Institute of Digital Innovation, the Skinningrove Community, Whitecliffe Primary School and Redcar & Cleveland Community Safety Partnership. The school children will get their own matinee screening at 1.30 on the same date.

During a recent International workshop in Vienna one of scenes in “The Force is With You” was “voiced” using the services of some of the workshop attendees. The film clip below is a sneak preview of one of the scenes and a behind the scenes look at how it was put together.

Trouper 1 is played by Markus Petz from Finland, Trouper 2 by Thomas Chepaitis the Minister of foreign affairs of Uzhupis Republic (Lithuania) Arthur Vador is played by Steve Thompson and Barry Hunt the Mayor of Loftus is camera operator.

In the background is Laura Pakalne, Senior Officer in the Public Relations Department in the Ministry of Justice, Latvia who is most interested in our working with the British police and the movie production team on more collaborative projects. Markus has delayed his return to Finland to travel to Saltburn to assist with a hook-up with Latvia during the event on the 11th. It’s quite possible that people all over the world will be able to participate in the event. More information on this will be released closer to the event.

 
Nearly all scenes are in the can so the editing has now begun. So to keep you interested here are a few behind the scenes glimpses.

You can take a look at the Skinningove set here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkKtVXcnLwk

And creating voice overs and ambiences here http://tvcm.co.uk/vienna/loose-ends-before-we-go/

The second one is part of our video diary because Barry and I are off to Vienna for a two week series of workshops. The edits will be done there.

You can follow our video diary here: http://tvcm.co.uk/vienna/

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“Can’t I get some decent staff to work with: poets and bloody parish councillors – other people get professionals – what do I get, bloody poets and parish councillors!!”

Straad Tomsen – Director

Shit ! – this virtual movie making is growing more like Hollywood every day. An embarrasing on set account has leaked to Facebook with some unauthorised stills from the production (low res as you’d expect). http://www.facebook.com//note.php?note_id=247317871177

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