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!


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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



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.

Teacup Travels is nominated for a British Academy Scotland Award

A Scottish BAFTA to you and me! Yes, we are all very excited to announce that Teacup Travels has been nominated in the Children’s programme category for this year’s awards. So we will be dusting down our glad-rags and keeping everything crossed for the night of Sunday 15th November when the winner will be announced.

Livingston meets Queen

What do three white cubes, a Scottie dog puppy and a kaleidoscope have in common? Answer – the making of a typical day’s shooting at Plum Films for one of their long established clients, Livingston Designer Outlet.
Soon to be aired on TV and cinemas across Scotland, this lavish and glitzy ad directed by the Fashion industry’s highly acclaimed Beverley Fortnum, gets you in the mood for glamour and shopping!
Always such a pleasure working with Beverley as she brings originality and fresh perspective to any fashion and beauty shoot, and this one was no exception.  Bev decided to pair a new Arri Amira with the old school Astro Milo System and Kish Kaleidoscope Lens, along with a set of beautifully cinematic Canon K-35 primes.
The Astro Milo kit that was used on the shoot is believed to be the only one left in existence.
Produced in 1975, the Astro Milo system was originally made to help camera operators achieve ‘in camera’ effects that were difficult, time consuming and expensive to replicate using an optical printer.  The optical effects provided by the various “Multi-Image” lenses provide filmmakers with a range of unique effects and was a real USP of this system.
                                                                                                                                                                                     This type of multi-faceted lens system was used in the famous music video for Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to achieve the shot pictured.  The final effects are delightful and bring a real organic quality which simply cannot be replicated in digital post.  Keep an eye out to see the final product!