Thursday, 18 April 2013

Date set for screening of Finding the Pathfinders

We have a date!

Finding The Pathfinders

11th September, 2013, The Kinema in the Woods, Woodhall Spa. Doors open 11.10am. The film and various events will start at 11.20am for a 2pm finish, including a very special fly-past! (weather permitting).

Our premier of "Finding the Pathfinders" will be on a very special day. Douglas Percy Cannings DFM, will be celebrating his 90th birthday.
Coincidently, The Kinema will be 91 years old the very same day!

I suspect there may be cake...

Tickets will go on sale shortly, along with limited edition DVDs of the film signed by the star of the documentary himself. We have some great footage already, amazing stories and lots more to come before we put it all together for you on the 11th September.
We hope to see you there!

Monday, 15 April 2013

E-mail problems 15th April

Just a quick note that we're experiencing problems with accessing our e-mail today.

Use if you need to contact us urgently. When we've sorted out our gremlins we'll update this post.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Revelations from our article in The Glaswegian!

Had some fantastic e-mails from a lady whose uncle flew with Dad in 100 squadron!

Andrew Coulter Barr was killed only a month before the end of the war. All bar one of his crew died on the 8th April 1945, and we have now in our possession new photos and a first hand account of the crash that fateful night from the tail gunner who miraculously survived.

Amazing stuff, and possibly a lead on another Scottish crew mate too...

It was all too much for Sandy, my sister, when we filmed her reaction to these new stories. A few mascara moments! This documentary is going to be a wonderful testament to the selfless, unassuming young men that risked, and gave their lives on a daily basis.

We may not have been successful with funding, but we have a burning desire to get these stories told. True, it means that myself and Martin shoulder a great deal of the work ourselves, unable to pay for people to help us (and we are most certainly NOT going to ask anyone but ourselves to work unpaid) but we know that as long as we can sell 180 tickets to our screening in Woodhall Spa, we'll cover all our costs.
We may even be able to involve the wider community with our filming still- more news on that over the coming weeks.

When we know the exact date (either 11th or 12th September) we'll let you know, and if at all possible come along! In fact, bring a friend... bring five! Share our labour of love.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Our article in The Glaswegian today

Many thanks to Joe McGuire for the lovely article he ran today about Finding the Pathfinders.

Read the Glaswegian's great article here

Let's hope that it finds the right people out there and they get in touch!