April 17, 2011
audience attends debut of beach pool history film
100 people attended the first screening of a new short film on
Saturday evening (April 16th) inspired by the history behind Burnham-On-Sea's
former beach paddling pool.
first peformance of 'For All Our Tomorrows' was held in Burnham's
Princess Theatre, watched by a capacity audience.
the whole film online by clicking here.
members of Burnham's Royal British Legion were also in the audience.
featured by Burnham-On-Sea.com here,
the drama stars two budding local actors, Alec Cochran and Jake
Morgan, and it revolves around the history of the pool.
former beach pool was built in the 1920s as a thanksgiving gesture
by the Braithwaite family following the safe return of their five
sons from the Great War.
film was shot in the weeks leading up to the pool's controversial
demolition in March 2010, as covered here.
pool was removed due to a combination of costly repairs and safety
the film, Alec and Jake's characters, whose only experience of
war is through video games, suddenly find themselves face-to-face
with the reality of conflict.
Deb Richardson from the media charity Somerset Film told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The screening went well and I'm really grateful to
everyone who came. We raised over £180 for the Royal British
Legion and about £38 for Churchfield School PTFA."
"People were pleased that the pool would be remembered in
this way but I think everyone would have liked a longer film!"
film includes footage of the Great War, after special permission
was sought to use archive footage from the Imperial War Museum
volunteer cast and crew created the short film as part of 'Capture
Somerset', an initiative by media charity Somerset Film and the
Windrose Media Trust, to find archive material and train community
chroniclers to document the changing world around us and put existing
material into context.
film was shown on Saturday for the first time during a public
screening at the Princess. A
short documentary about East Brent's Harvest Home by Liz Brown,
made as part of the same initiative, was also screened.
photo (top) shows the film's director Deb Richardson with actor
Alec Cochran and camera man Alistair Campbell with members of
Burnham's Royal British Legion at Saturday's screening