Monday, 25 February 2013

The Making of BB's World at The BB Society

BB plaque in the school

Ryan and I travelled up to Rugby this weekend to The BB Society AGM.  We had been invited there to show our film and to give a presentation about how we made it.  We had a really lovely afternoon and it was great to show our film to a group of the most dedicated BB fans.  The film was really well received and we sold lots of DVDs.  We are planning on producing more of these for distribution online later this year.  So watch this space! :)

Research and concept work on display

Thursday, 7 February 2013

BB's World on DVD

BB's World is finally available on DVD. :) Ryan and I will be heading to The BB Society AGM on the 23rd Feb to give a presentation on how we made the film.  We'll be selling the DVD's there before eventually making them available online later in the year.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Summer 2012 NUCA Alumni Magazine

BB's World has been featured in this summers edition of the Norwich University College of the Arts Alumni Magazine.  You can read the full piece online here.

Sunday, 24 June 2012


Hello everyone! I must apologise for the lack of updates on this blog. I've been quite busy the last couple of months.  I took some time off after the mad run up to the BB's World opening event.  So spent a few weeks relaxing and catching up with family and friends.  :-) 

On the BB front Ryan and I have been battling to get the best quality version of the film onto DVD.  Which I believe has finally been achieved this weekend. Who knew dvds could be such a pain eh?! I have been scribbling/typing away by filling out lots of festival entry forms. Fingers crossed for those!
We are also in the progress of trying to arrange some local screenings of the film including storytelling and live music.(very similar to the opening event) We're hoping we'll have a couple of events on towards the end of this year.  So watch this space!

So a lot of things going on behind the scenes but not much to update about on here. :-) Might be quiet for the next few months but hopefully we'll have some announcements towards the end of the summer.  I will end this post with some stills from the film.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

BB's World Screening

Test screening of the film at our local cinema before the big event.
The last few weeks have flown by and after a year and a half in development BB's World has finally been finished and had its first screening as part of the BB inspired event.  The evening consisted of music by Nick Ellison and Gregg Cave, storytelling by Jo Blake Cave, readings by actor Robin Browne before BB's World was screened at the end of the night.  It was a really great night with several members of team BB travelling from all over the country to attend the screening.  :)  I want to say a big massive thank you to the whole team and everyone else who provided me with support throughout this mammoth project.  I will leave you now with some photographs from the event. 
Dedication plaque to BB at the new indoor venue of the screening, Sudborough Village Hall.

Cake spread at the screening :)
Ryan. Ros and I with Robin Browne, narrator for BB's World, who provided readings for the event.
Purple Emperor inspired cakes made by my Mum
Musicians for the night - Nick Ellison and Gregg Cave
Photo by Kate Dyer
Jo Blake Cave - Storyteller
Photo by Kate Dyer
Here I am with butterfly man Matthew Oates and the film commisioner Rosalind Stoddard
Photo by Kate Dyer
A few members of Team BB who made it up to the screening.
Andrew Ralston, Alex King, Ryan Kyle, Andy Eathorne
Valentina Grasso, Me, Rachinta Platts, Terri Ellis and Chloe Rodham
Photo by Kate Dyer
Sudborough Green Lodge
The two cottages the team rented for the night through Fermynwoods Contempory Art 

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

BB's World Screening: Venue Change

Due to unsettled weather forecasted for next weekend and the ground being very wet, we have decided to move this Saturday’s (April 28th) screening of BBs World to Sudborough Village Hall, Main Street, Sudborough, NN14 3BX The hall is in the middle of the village on the only road that goes through the village and parking will also be on this road.

The nice thing about this new venue is that it is in the villiage of BB's last home, The Roundhouse.

The event is scheduled to start at 7pm as originally planned  (it is only 10 minutes drive from Lyveden New Bield) and at least we will be warm and comfortable.

If you have any queries, please contact Ros on             01536 370108      

BB's World Projection Test at Lyveden

So the film is finally complete and last night Ryan, Andy and I travelled up to Lyveden New Bield to meet up with Ros and the projection guy, Ken. The aim of the meeting was to test the projection of the film outside and to make sure the place would be suitable to fit 60 odd people, a campfire, projector and screen.  We also had to have a good think about how the weather might effect the original plan to hold this event outdoors.  It was quite a nice evening although slightly cold.  The atmosphere at the wooded area at Lyveden is so peaceful.  You really feel like you're taken away to another time. This small area of woods is the perfect setting to have an event celebrating the life of BB.
Ryan looking tiny against nature
We did some projection tests with two of Ken's projectors.  The second projector being the winner giving us a beautiful full HD projection!  This was something we wanted to get spot on so we're really pleased with the results! :)
Ryan and Andy checking out Ken's test setup for the projection
So after two hours standing outside in the freezing cold with wet soggy feet our decision on holding the event at Lyveden was made for us.  With the biting wind and the muddy ground sinking under our feet we decided to move next Saturdays screening to an indoor venue.  The screening will now be held at Sudborough Village Hall, Main Street, Sudborough, NN14 3BX
It is a shame that we can't hold the first screening in these beautiful woods but we had to accept that mother nature was against us this time.  Rather than force everyone out into the cold we decided it would be much better if we were all comfortable and inside in the warm.  Fingers crossed there will be a chance to hold another outdoor screening at Lyveden later in the year.  I will leave you with a picture of the soggy ground and my sad wet feet so you can see what we'll be missing out on by having the screening indoors.  :)