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Huckleberry

Films

Soy Story

 

Commisioned by Friends of the Earth as part of their Fix the Food Chain campaign. Huckleberry Films were asked to write and create a short engaging animated film to highlight issues around rainforest destruction and soy feed in South America.

 

The team worked with musicians to create an original musical soundtrack, and sourced voice artists to narrate 'Soy Story', including hip hop artist Scroobius Pip, and Lancashire comedian Bernard Wrigley.

Wonderful Things

 

Promotional film for Pennine Lancashire museums. A series of 9 individual films for each museum were produced, as well as this highlights film.

 

To find out more about the 'Wonderful Things' in Pennine Lancashire, visit

www.wonderful-things.org.uk

Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary

 

Filmed in Costa Rica in Central America, Huckleberry FIlms worked with a charitable animal sanctuary to create an informative introduction to the volunteer programme they offer to visitors.

 

Filmed over the course of 2 weeks, every aspect of the sanctuary work is covered, including shots of baby sloths, and a rare sighting of a wild sloth swimming.

 

The film is used to inform prospective volunteers about their stay, and attract interest from potential new applicants.

Animating Accy

 

Animated film capturing peoples thoughts about their favourite places in Accrington. Featuring interviews with the public and pieces written by The Written World  writing group.

 

The film was brought to life as part of  the 'Liberating Empty Terrain' community art scheme and the characters were inspired by clay models and drawings made at public workshops. A fusion of live action, animation and collage techniques.

Films

Making it local

 

Meet some of the talented local people who supply the One Planet shop in Accrington, and find out about how and why they make their products.

 

'Making it local' was commissioned by the One Planet shop, a community benefit co-operative in Accrington which sells a wide range of organic, Fairtrade and local products. The shop was set up by volunteers who raised £15,000 in shares from local people.  www.oneplanet.coop  

 

This project was funded by the Big Lottery Fund.  

Music by Merlin Music - www.merlinmusic.co.uk

 

The Chase

 

Commissioned by Blaze and showcased at the Blaze festival as part of the Preston Guild 2012 celebrations.

 

Young people explore their passion for parkour in an urban arts film that showcases some of the young talented performers in the North West of England.

'The Chase' fuses live action, interviews and animation to present a dynamic interpretation of movement and rhythm. 

 

Blaze is part of WE PLAY, the North West cultural legacy programme for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

 

For more information visit - www.blazeonline.org.uk

Super Slow Way

 

Commissioned to support a successful Arts Council bid for nearly 2 million pounds from their Creative People and Places fund.

 

Super Slow Way will bring local people and amazing artists together to embark on a creative adventure, discovering new things to do, see and be part of. Super Slow Way will be developed by local people, local businesses and leading arts producers. The Leeds & Liverpool Canal, running from Blackburn to Pendle, will be at the heart of the journey.

 

For more information visit: facebook.com/Superslowway

Landgate Create

 

A fun animated and live action film centered around the Landgate estate in Ashton-in-Makerfield. Action Factory Community Arts worked with the community to create and develop workshops, an exhibition and film.

 

This film brings stories, memories and characters from the area to life.

 

 

 

Private Bates

 

 

One of a series of short animations about the formation of the Co-operative Wholesale Society.

The Secret Life of a Dragonfly

 

The Canal & River Trust commissioned us to make this informative animated film about the lifecycle of dragonflies. 

 

 

 

The Listening Post by Lemn Sissay

 

A commissioned poem for the National Commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

 

More information at:  www.manchester.gov.uk/somme100

 

 

 

Bowland Explorers - Not Lost, Just Exploring

 

Bowland Explorers was a programme of creative projects and artist-led expeditions, all designed to encourage a wider public to discover more of the magic of the very special Forest of Bowland. Explorers was a part of Bowland Revealed, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Forest of Bowland as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The programme was supported by Arts Council England and Lancashire County Council, and managed on behalf of the Bowland partners by Mid Pennine Arts.

 

You can find out more here: midpenninearts.org.uk/bowland-explorers

 

 

 

 

 

The National Commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme

 

23 minute documentary sharing the story of how Manchester hosted the national commemorations in 2016

 

The National Commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme is produced by Manchester City Council on behalf of HM Gov. The cultural programme includes new work commissioned with 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions.

 

More information at:  www.manchester.gov.uk/somme100