When we started Singing

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


Friday, February 26, 2021
On Demand Stream