Studio's work on fairground film
OUR Independent Studio team were at Tullie House Museum in Carlisle for the premiere of a new film about a well-known fairground for which the Carlisle Mencap studio's members provided animation scenes.
Tales From The Fairground is a short film made by Nick Greenall of Creative Communities with the help of the Independence Studio and Tullie House, and it will be shown at the Fantastic Fairground Factory exhibition which is running at the Carlisle museum until October 6. It is a mixture of film footage, interviews and animated fairground scenes which were produced by the Independence Studio.
The film is about the well-established and popular Slater Family Funfare with two of the Slater brothers, Carlisle-based Jimmy and Reuben, sharing their memories and thoughts about fairground life.
Nick, of the community interest company Creative Communities, based in Bowness-on-Windermere, said: "Some of the attractions Jimmy and Reuben spoke about there was no film footage of and this is where the Independence Studio came in with their excellent animation skills, doing drawings of carousels, dodgems and a helter skelter among others and bringing them to life."
Speaking at the premiere of the film, which was shown to an invited audience in the Lecture Theatre in Tullie House Museum on Wednesday, September 4, Lyndsey Atkinson, Community and Young Person Co-ordinator at Tullie House, told those present: "The film shows a little slice of life at the fairground and those behind the fairground. I knew how creative those at the Independence Studio are and how their animation skills could bring the funfair to life."
ITV Border and That's Cumbria TV covered the launch of the film.