Ferring 1250 Premiere

Ferring 1250 Premiere


During 2015 the club was kept very busy shooting a lot of footage for “Ferring 1250”, a film specially commissioned to celebrate the 1250th anniversary year of St Andrew’s Church Ferring.


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Scene from Ferring 1250 

This is one of the clubs most ambitious projects so far, and shows not only a year in the life of of St. Andrews church but also the work done by many of the 80 community and voluntary groups in the village.

This mammoth undertaking has now been edited and compiled into a special commemorative film of ninety minutes duration.


The film will be premiered for members of the village at Ferring Village hall on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October starting at  7 p.m.. 



Tickets are available now for just £5 from The Henty Arms, 2 Ferring Lane and Symonds Reading, 86 Ferring Street or call Eileen on 01903 501656.

Scene from Ferring 1250

 Scene from Ferring 1250



A commemorative video will also be on sale on the two nights.


Production News – August 2016


by Brian Meetens, Film-making Co-ordinator

August 2016 (updated 10th August)


The new drama thriller, The Picture has commenced production with John Guile directing and filming taking place at West Worthing & Highdown. The screenplay, originally started by Chris Hodson has been adapted and completed by Brian Meetens. The cast is made up with actors from various amateur theatre groups.


Jim Anderson as Head of State Security, Sir Percy Thro-Upp, in John Lovell's new comedy 'I Spy' now in production.

Jim Anderson as Head of State Security, Sir Percy Thro-Upp, in John Lovell’s new comedy ‘I Spy’ now in production.

Filming of John Lovell’s new comedy I Spy, has wrapped and post production is due to commence.


The film features Irina Pitman, Ken Grainger and Jim Anderson in the roles of spies and spy catchers.I spy 1






Real life husband & wife, David & Alicia Morgan, portray husband & wife Roy & Wendy in this scene from 'An Exciting Holiday'.

Real life husband & wife, David & Alicia Morgan, portray husband & wife Roy & Wendy in this scene from ‘An Exciting Holiday’.

Travel Companion (previously known under the working title: An Exciting Holiday), written by Irina Pitman and directed by Alan Cross is now complete and the trailer can be seen here.

The film features husband and wife team David & Alicia Morgan from Ferring Amateur Dramatic Society.




The 1250 Anniversary project incorporating the production filmed over a 12 month period featuring many of Ferring’s clubs and groups, together with the 45 minute anniversary film of St Andrews Church, Ferring, will be screened to the public at Ferring Village Hall over two evenings on Friday 28th & Saturday 29th October with the programme commencing at 7.00pm on each evening.


‘Missing’  – a comedy drama by Vivienne McCulloch is currently being considered for filming later this year. The film is set to be helmed by Vivienne in locations around the Shoreham area.


An exciting and challenging film is the description given to Up, Up & Away’a story written by Vivienne, adapted from an intriguing true story. The project is expected to require months of preparation and pre-planning before filming can begin.


A short drama screenplay by Nadya Henwood entitled ‘Tragedy’ is under discussion as a future project.



If you’re interested in directing films or being involved with the production process, please advise Brian.

Please keep Production News informed if you are making films of any genre including Hot Shorts, or if you would like assistance, crew or acting members.

Also, if you have any ideas, stories or scripts you would like to offer to the Film Making sub-committee, we’ll be delighted to receive them. Please hand them to Brian.

Travel Companion – a new film directed by Alan Cross

Travel Companion – a new film directed by Alan Cross 

Imagine taking a holiday in a Russian jail. Sounds exciting / romantic? Well, some people evidently think so. This new film, based on a script by our very own Irina Pitman and directed by Alan Cross is to be premiered in the club room on Wednesday 17th August.        


To get some idea of what’s in store, see the trailer below. It looks like a lot of fun. Don’t miss it.



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David and Bob visit Seaside Hospital Radio

Bob and Dave at Seaside Radio in Shoreham Hospital

Bob and Dave at Seaside Hospital Radio in Southlands  Hospital, Shoreham.



On 29th June, David and Bob were invited to attend the studios of Seaside Hospital Radio for a recorded interview with Andy Wolage, the station’s chief presenter.

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Andy Wolage – Seaside Hospital Radio at Southlands Hospital, Shoreham

 Hear David and Bobs interview here


Alan Stockdale visits SDFM

Alan Stockdale visits SDFM


IMG_1792On Wednesday 20 July, talented local film-maker, Alan Stockdale, gave an inspiring talk to SDFM members about his company, Foundlight Productions.IMG_1810




Alan set the business up in Edinburgh but moved to Worthing four years ago. He specialises in high-impact promotional videos and in a very short time has won an enviable reputation with many big name brands. As a former drummer, Alan’s films are as much about music as visual image and this comes through powerfully in all his work. He is IMG_1800also an accomplished exponent of time-lapse and slo-mo effects. Closer to home, members of SDFM who attended the Worthing WOW Festival at the Denton may remember his excellent promo of the little girl filming on the beach.IMG_1788







To see this and more of Alan’s work, visit his website

http://www.foundlight.co.uk/#story-1 and follow the link to Our Work.


And to think all this is happening in Worthing!


SDFM Canal Boat Trip

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On 14th July, twenty four members and guests enjoyed a pleasant day out on the Chichester Ship Canal.




Travelling aboard ‘Richmond’, a broad beamed canal boat, the trip started at the Chichester Canal Basin and took us two miles downstream to Donnington and back – a beautiful stretch of water, with excellent views and lots of wildlife.





The trip, which lasted two hours, was accompanied with a fish and chip lunch and a glass of vino. A good time was had by all.