When we started Singing
An uplifting short film featuring BSL, storytelling and song.
Mr Popple is a kind, elderly man who lives alone with just his pet tortoise, Tommy, for company. When his neighbours suddenly find themselves housebound, he notices their struggles and sets out to share some joy. His acts of kindness transform strangers into friends (and pop stars!) and a community is born.
Running time: 17 minutes
Ages: 5+ and families
Watching: The on demand stream will be available for ticket holders to watch from Friday 26th February until Sunday 28th February.
Writer: Mike Peacock
Filmmaker: Nick Farrimond
Director: Gilly Baskeyfield
Assistant Director: Caroline Kennedy
Composer/ Original Song/MD: James Atherton
Set, Props and Costume: Joss Matzen & Sharon McWilliams
BSL Interpreter: Rebekah Mills Strawson
Photography: Lewis Wileman
Sound Engineer: Christophe Bride
Mr Popple: Declan Wilson
Tommy the Tortoise: Roman
Neighbours: Luke & Bronwyn Walker, Purvi Parmar, Guy Hargreaves & Nicola McRoy, Shirley, Sam & Edward Jamil