Queensferry Crossing, Our Bridge



Plum recently had a wonderful opportunity to create a promotional film for the opening of the Queensferry Crossing bridge. The stars of the show were undoubtedly the children of Bankton Primary School performing a song they penned especially about the iconic Queensferry Crossing. This performance deserved to be the showpiece of our film ‘Queensferry Crossing, Our Bridge’.

And the fun didn’t stop there! At the opening ceremony of the Queensferry Crossing, some of the stars from Bankton Primary School had the joy of meeting Her Majesty the Queen, and presented her with a beautiful ‘Bankton posy’ (which she carried with her for the rest of the ceremony). The crew and cast had a memorable shoot, full of laughs and memories and supported every step of the way by the incredible staff at Bankton. We couldn’t have made the film without such teamwork, and we think the results show in the final film.


As Elaine Barrie of Transport Scotland summarises beautifully in our film –
“three bridges, all built in a different century and all different designs… and you don’t find that anywhere else on the planet”.

 

Watch the film HERE

Plums new film for Church of Scotland

Plum’s new film for Church of Scotland 

We’ve just wrapped up post on a short film, created to launch Church of Scotland’s new initiative ASCEND

Ascend brings together a range of services and opportunities for those in ministry, and at the heart of this new provision is a safe space that enables meaningful support and development.

Filming at a few of the Church’s glorious locations in and around Edinburgh and Glasgow, we got to meet Ministers and hear how the initiative has had a positive effect so far, and how they hope to benefit from it in the future.

 

Watch the film HERE

The Northleach Horror plays Glasgow Short Film Festival!

BRILLIANT WHITSUNTIDE!

Last year Plum oversaw production of comedy horror short THE NORTHLEACH HORROR – A short film commissioned by the Scottish Film Talent Network (SFTN) as part of their Emerging Talent scheme.

 

After a premiere at the EIFF last summer, the film continues it’s run playing this Saturday in the Glasgow Short Film Festival in the Scottish Competition 3: Privilege category.

 

You can catch the film this Saturday 18th March at 6.45pm in Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)…

 

More HERE.

Series Two of Teacup Travels is underway!

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that Plum Films has been commissioned to produce a second series of our much loved children’s TV show, Teacup Travels.

 

Our BBC commission is currently in the early stages of planning and research, with the focus on discovering new artefacts, and museums.  We’ll be imagining exciting adventures for our young explorers, with filming scheduled to take place over the summer.  Twenty brand new episodes will be ready in Autumn, with transmission currently scheduled for pre-Christmas, on CBeebies.

 

So as they say, watch this space for more updates!

Teacup Travels now available to buy on BBC store!

Reacquaint your little ones with the familiar and well loved episodes of Teacup Travels, still on the Iplayer for a limited time only…And for all those Little Explorers who wish to watch the adventures of Charlotte and Elliot again and again, all series one episodes are available to buy via the online BBC Store. That way, your little ones will be able to rediscover the treasure trove of stories forever!

 

Follow the link below!

 

https://store.bbc.com/teacup-travels

Teacup Travels Earns International Recognition

Teacup Travels has been selected as a finalist in the Prix Jeunesse International – The prize is to be awarded in Munich in May this year, so we are keeping everything crossed to win this highly prestigious award. The Prix Jeunesse International exists to promote excellence in children’s TV and this year’s festival theme is “What it is to be me”.

 

Good luck to all involved!

 

More details here:

http://www.prixjeunesse.de/

 

Teacup Travels goes to London!

We have been lucky enough to be nominated for Best pre-school children’s programme at the highly

acclaimed tv industry’s Broadcast Awards 2016. Winners of the category will be announced at a

glitzy affair in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel in February 2016. Keeping everything crossed as

always.

PLUM ARE AN OFFICIAL “MISSION CHRISTMAS DROP-OFF POINT”

We’re all working flat out at Plum Towers and really looking forward to a well-

deserved break for Christmas! However, we’re also planning to make just a small

difference by donating (and hopefully collecting) lots of children’s toys and gifts

for Forth One’s Mission Christmas appeal. The gifts get distributed by Forth

One to local kids who aren’t as fortunate as other kids, and families. A small

gesture, but one that’s really heartfelt … they do an amazing job.

So if you’re doing the weekly shop (my least favourite task!) and feel inclined to

pop another book, puzzle, DVD or anything really into your trolley we’d be only

too happy to take it off your hands and deliver to the Forth team! We’ll even pop

the kettle on and show you round our modest towers as a way of saying ‘thanks,

it really is appreciated more than you might realise’

Hope to see you soon … we’re on the 2nd floor!

And the 2015 Scottish BAFTA for best Children’s TV show goes to…

… the BBC Scotland/ CBBC produced “The Dog Ate My Homework”: a comedy based quiz show with

celebrity guests and slapstick challenges all about school.

So congratulations to all at “The Dog Ate My Homework” from all of us here at Plum Films!

And don’t forget, if you have little ones, our very own Teacup Travels continues to “wow” our pre-

school audiences up and down the country – weekdays at 5.45pm for the next few weeks.