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Lest We Forget: Cheltenham Remembers

In 2018, Evenlode Films and Productions produced an incredible and groundbreaking projection-mapping arts show for Armistice. Projected onto a building 10 x IMAX. This year we were shortlisted to the Finals of the #AVAwards 2019. Not your usual remembrance event for sure!


It was not only an awesome projection event, but we filmed and produced the 'Tommy Rap' for the BBC which reached 500k audience last year. Take a look


Or - with a little more time - check out the live event for Remembrance below - This starts with an explosion and ends... well, I guarantee (almost) that it will bring a tear to your eye when you hear the beautiful music by Tim Mountain played as the long list of names appear following the faces of those veterans in the windows. This was incredibly moving to produce and we were proud



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Watch the animation version of the Tommy Rap below:



Tommy: Lyrics and spoken word by JPDL


fragile crimson petals, rise from disturbed earth

symbol of a forefathers actions that have earned

a place on your clothing, but also in the memory

of generations living life in traces of their legacy


we learned it in history lessons not necessarily

grasping the gravity of what they must of seen

to think the troops included around 20,000 teens

to think they left so soon engulfed in tinnitus and screams


survivors were subjected to the shell shocked day dreams

bomb blasts peppered them in scars psychologically

thunder of the war machines, unparalleled brutality

forty million casualties, civilian and military


splintered memories adrift in broken testimonies

minds shutting down and blocking out what was perceived

debilitating wounds of war, physically and mentally

from the trench they rose to Armageddon for their country


a fear of feeling fear its self, they couldn't be afraid

facing court marshals and stigma of the shame

some of them were fourteen.. told to be brave

stiff upper lip tommy, common play the game


when tommy went over the top he never was the same

tears are shed for tommy cuz he found a early grave

and we're here to commemorate the sacrifice he made

your name carved in stone tommy, that will never change


so the armistice was signed upon a hundred years today

but many conflicts followed on, tearing thru the ages

all over the planet this cycle of devastation

damages the human beings caught within its nature


devices made for killing have evolved and gained more power

but objectives on the battle field remain the same for soldiers

for those who are here for loved ones this eleventh of November

this poppy on the chest embodies that they are remembered


FILM AND PRODUCTION CREDITS

This Arts Installation was Produced and Directed by Evenlode Films and Productions. Credits to the many people involved in bringing this magic to our town include:

Director and Executive Producer

Timothy Mountain

Producer

Catherine mountain

Cast

Major: Mark Lester

Tommies: Matthew Nolan, Harry Charnley, Daniel Mountain

Nurse and Miss Hilda Maisey: Sophia Luciano

Tommy and French Soldier: Mark Page

Soldiers in Windows from Royal British Legion and Artillery Through the ages: Dave partridge, Chris Auker-Howlett, Chris Trenfield, Ray Parfitt, Rob Howells, Lynne Page,

Ghost Horse: Cord en Bleu, Cotswold Trail Riding

Animators/Illustrators

Senior Animator: Tim Mountain

Second Animator: Max Ashby

Senior Illustrator: Jasper Pearson

Student Animators from the University of Gloucestershire: Hollie Freeman, Chloe Lower, Aimee Scrivener, Shan Chupraditman, Natthan Wilson, Jonah Coates

Spoken Word Lyricist and Artist: JPDL - “Tommy”

Composers: Gustav Holst and Tim Mountain

Mars the Bringer of War - Gustav Holst

My Men - Tim Mountain

The Language of War - Tim Mountain

Willing Hands - Tim Mountain

The Last Toll - Tim Mountain

Tommy - Tim Mountain

Ascension - Tim Mountain

Musician/Artists

Spoken Word Artist: JPDL

Cellist: Rebecca Rose

Violin and Viola: Shulah Oliver

Choir: The Choir of the Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Conductor: Oliver Neal Parker

Script Writer

Catherine mountain

Poetry

George Cooper - “My Men”

Catherine mountain - “Ghost Horse”

Production Assistant / Art Direction

Jasper Pearson

Researchers

Catherine mountain

Jasper Pearson

George Cooper

Camera

Timothy Mountain

Camera Assistant

Gabriel Mountain

Film Editor and Sound Effects

Timothy Mountain



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