WW1 Location Filming

In our film ‘Tell Them of Us’, we told the story of WW1 casualty, Robert Crowder, who died at Passchendaele aged just 21. We told his story through his letters and from the perspective of his family at home. We didn’t however, in the scope of that format, explain what had happened to Robert’s brother William when he went missing and what he had done to earn the DSO. Continuing to tell the Crowder family’s story with a drama-documentary has allowed us to fill in the story of William and his future wife, Violet, and to move forward a little to show how the war years shaped their future attitudes.
Here are two location screen shots from the making of ‘William’s Story’.

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William Crowder (Adam Fox)
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Nurse Violet Pearson (Tiffany Haynes) and patient Trooper Thame (Alexander Doddy).

Here are some of the behind the scenes pictures from the location shoots:

Nick Loven directing the troops (photo by Stewart Wall).
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Dave Cash, Pyrotechnics.
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Pauline Loven (Costumier) doing the costume check on location.
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Saffron Rogers (MUA) adjusting makeup on location.
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Nick Loven (Director) and Alexander Pollard (Sound) filming with a drone camera.
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Film Crew at Work. Centre: Bryony Hooper (1st AD) Left: Alexander Pollard (Sound).
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Mason Carter on clapper board.
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The entire cast and crew from Location II, Lincolnshire.
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The cast and crew from Location 1, Surrey.