Maddy is a writer, producer and actress. She is working on a series of short films to showcase her story and characters in Cavendish - surrounding a fictitious Scottish School.
Maddy has ambition to move episodes 1-3 on to Amazon Prime.
Having been drawn in and impressed from the opening sequence, with its rich scenes, luxurious props and stirring music, Fraser and I were amazed to meet the band of film creatives. Everyone in the team had offered their talent services to this film project, via a Facebook page request. Volunteers included media students, a retiree on lighting and the pastry chef from the Achray Hotel in St Fillans - also a keen drone operator.
If Stan the Stag makes the cut, he will be seen over split seconds in the opening sequence, regardless of the fact that the crew were at Briar Cottages with a camera on rails and other film equipment for over an hour. Honing shots during a rather chilly breeze on the banks of Loch Earn, was a test of their dedication. We were able to watch from a social distance as with everything these days.
No disrespect to Grange Hill but Cavendish in contrast offers beautiful backdrops and pure escapism. Wait till you see the interiors of the building used for the school!
We are aware that Maddy and crew will rely on crowdfunding in order to progress with Episode 3. Fraser and I wish the crew the best of success and of course " break a leg" to all the actors. We hope that they will keep the camera's rolling for many years to come and we will always remember our time with the passionate crew of Cavendish.
Oh and thanks to our Stan The Stag on the BLiSS trail for introducing us to Maddy. We make no apologies for having him "shot"!
NB: If you are interested in backing this Scottish film project with even a small contribution, go to the Cavendish crowdfunding page set up here. Lots offered in return, including your name in the credits.