March 31, 2011
film revolves around Burnham-On-Sea's former paddling pool
new film inspired by Burnham-On-Sea's former beach paddling and
boating pool is to be unveiled in April.
'For All Our Tomorrows', it stars two budding local actors, Alec
Cochran and Jake Morgan, in their on-screen debut.
drama revolves around the history of the pool, which was built
privately in the 1920s as a thanksgiving gesture by the Braithwaite
family following the safe return of their five sons from the Great
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 media charity Somerset
Film told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
film was shot in the weeks leading up to the pool's controversial
demolition in March 2010, as covered here.
councillors voted to have the pool removed due to a combination
of costly repairs and safety concerns.
film includes footage of the Great War, after special permission
was given to the producers to use archive footage from the Imperial
War Museum collection.
volunteer cast and crew have 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 will be shown for the first time during a special public
screening at Burnham's Princess Theatre on Saturday 16th April
short documentary of East Brent's Harvest Home by Liz Brown, made
as part of the same initiative, will also be shown on the night.
And local archive material of Burnham-On-Sea from the Norman Gobey
collection, including 'Our Civilian Army', a recruitment film
made for the Home Guard, and recently found footage of the town's
efforts to raise money for the Spitfire Fund during World War
Two, will also form part of the programme.
future of local film-making will also be highlighted during the
evening by the inclusion of award-winning 'Can You Teach a Worm
to Tango' and 'The Apothecary'.
The film scooped Best Animation and Best Drama respectively at
the First Light Media Awards in London last month. Local media
charity Somerset Film and Bridgwater YMCA supported the productions,
which were made by young people from Somerset.
Entry to the evening will cost £3 and the proceeds will
go to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, whilst refreshments
will be on sale from Churchfield School PTFA. Seats can be reserved
or calling 07884 351514.