Four LSM graduates are key members of the team creating a film record of a major new stage work about Lincolnshire. The film premiere is at the Drill Hall in Lincoln on Tuesday July 3. Tickets are £5 (£4 concessions) from the box office on 01522 873894. Later it moves on to Stamford, Gainsborough, Sleaford, Hemswell, Grantham, Leasingham and Spalding.
Award-winning production company Electric Egg is producing the film of Golden Fables 2012. When director Neil Baker realised he would need help recording the live performance of the show, which features almost 100 performers, he turned to his network of former colleagues who are now working in the industry for help.
Alongside Neil will be Andrew Deptford of Bright Spark Studios, who graduated alongside Neil in 2005, Aaron Koch of Migongo Films and Nick Loven of Wag Screen.
“Recording almost 100 people in a 1,000-seat theatre is a big task but I knew I could rely on the skills of the guys to make sure we get everything right,” said Neil.
“I’ve been working on the film for more than two months, creating animated visuals for the live show involving specially-commissioned images and documenting the project’s production and its creative process. The big challenge is that it premieres at the Drill Hall in Lincoln just 48 hours after the live show is filmed, so I needed people I could trust to make sure everything goes well on the day of the recording. It sounds like a short deadline to edit the film and mix the sound time, but it will be done.”
Golden Fables 2012 is part of the Cultural Olympiad. It is being performed live at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness on Sunday as part of the SO Festival and features Fables specially-written by nationally-known poets about Lincolnshire’s myths, legends and rural life. You can catch it at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness today. Tickets are £5 (£3 children) from the box office on 0845 674 0505.
Golden Fables 2012 has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK. Other funders are Arts Council England, the European Regional Development Fund and Lincolnshire County Council.