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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.

Creative Skillset

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As the extraordinary journey from developing to delivering series 2 of Teacup Travels draws to an end, we would like to focus a bit of attention on two people who have made an invaluable contribution to all this: our wonderful Creative Skillset production trainees Catrina Rose and Gabriel Costa. We hope they gained as much from the experience as we did from working with them! 

 

The nine-month stepping-up programmes were created in partnership with Creative Skillset especially for Teacup Travels so that Gabriel and Catrina could have the opportunity to work across the entire life of the programme from early stages to delivery.

 
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Meet Lokesh

In series two, we meet Lokesh – Charlotte’s cousin. He is just as adventurous as Elliot and loves a visit to see his Great Aunt Lizzie. Join him on his adventures to ancient worlds where he meets brave Vikings and explores the vast Mayan jungles.

 

Lokesh’s first adventure “Comedy Mask” airs 29th November on CBeebies at 5.35pm.

 

In this episode Lokesh meets Alexis, a mask maker who has made a special gift for his hero, the great comedy actor Gregorious. But Alexis is far too busy to deliver it before tonight’s performance so Lokesh sets off to a magnificent theatre in the hills to find Gregorius, and present the gift on behalf of the mask maker.

 

“Get to know Lokesh” by following the link below!

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/teacup-travels-get-to-know-lokesh

Teacup Travels Season 2

Teacups Travels Season Two – in full production!

What a fabulous summer it’s been filming our epic tales of adventure with Charlotte and introducing a new character – her cousin, Lokesh.

We’ve been shooting on location in Princes Street Gardens at Great Aunt Lizzie’s cottage and on set at Loretto School where our unique story world has been magically recreated.

With BAFTA winning Gemma Jones cast as Great Aunt Lizzie and sets built under the artistic genius of double Oscar winner Leslie Dilley, series two of Teacup Travels is set to dazzle our young audience and inspire a whole new generation of little explorers.

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/