Sunday, 10 February 2013

News round up...

Well, ESPTV is up and running more content is being added weekly. It's looking great!
Our "Steampunk" channel is the most populated right now, gaining work from outside of Ermine Street Project in the form of music videos and short films as well as our own in-house creations.

We still want more! Send us your work to be considered on the channel.

The community channel was launched recently with a film we made a little while back with the East of England Association of Parish and Town Councils and very shortly there will be a trailer for our forthcoming documentary "Finding the Pathfinders".

Although we were unsuccessful with our funding bids from Awards for All and the Heritage Lottery Grants, we hope that it won't completely scupper our intentions to make this very much a community project.

We hope that we can engage local schools in some work experience and inspire them to create their own wartime projects. We also want to reach out to local people who were alive in the 1940s when the Lancasters took to the skies above Lincolnshire.

When the trailer goes live in a few days there will be ways that you can get involved.

1. Do you want to help us find the crew mates that we're looking for?
2. Are you 19 this year? The same age as many veterans were in 1943? Do you want to find out more about what the "bomber boys" went through exactly 70 years ago?
3. Do you have Lincolnshire wartime memories to contribute to the film?
4.. Do you want to come along to a 40s night fundraiser in Lincolnshire this Spring?
5. Do you have something you could contribute to a fundraising raffle?
5. Would you come along to a "get involved" afternoon that will tell you more about the project and how you can help?
6. Do you wish to book yourself a ticket to our gala screening this autumn?

This is going to be a very special project and we hope to do the veterans proud. Especially my Dad, as this is why we're doing it.

My Dad, Douglas Percy Cannings DFM is my hero. He doesn't think he did anything special. He did a job. Barely 19 years old and fighting for his country. He's 89 and now he wants to know what sort of lives he other crew mates lived. Who else made it through the war? What did they do? Did they make a difference?

Help us make this documentary a reality.

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