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Documentary & Information Films

AMREF “Into Africa”
Shot on location in Maasailand in Kenya, Kwazulu Natal in South Africa and the Kechene Slum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this documentary film tells three stories about how AMREF (African Medical Research Foundation) aims to transform lives across Africa.
Made for AMREFs 50th Anniversary in 2007 and subtitled into numerous languages, ‘Into Africa’ is a unique insight into the individual lives of real people in Africa.
Told entirely in the languages of the areas with music also recorded on location, the film sets out to ensure that the subject of each of the three sections can truly tell their own story from their own perspective.
Written, directed and produced by Patrick Drummond.
Executive Producer Cathy Mahoney.
DoP Nic Morris.
Sound recorded by David Brill.
Edited by Kai Lawrence.

“Away with the Fairies”

“Away with the Fairies” is a short documentary film about life with a severely disabled child.
It tells the story of Georgia through her mother’s eyes.
Directed by Patrick Drummond.
Produced by Nick Crean and Adrienne Ball.
DoP Charlie Ponniah.
Edited by Richard Guard.
Music usage by kind courtesy of Freddie Phillips.
It was made on behalf of the UK charity Contact a Family.


“All the Time in the World”

A short film made for the National Osteoporosis Society to highlight some of the principal issues and effects of osteoporosis for the individual sufferer, their dependants and wider family.

Shot on XDCAM HD 4.2.2

There was no production company and zero budget.
The National Osteoporosis Society client, Kate Kew, co-wrote and produced. Patrick Drummond co-wrote and directed. Allen Della-Valle was cameraman. Vari Falconer starred. Steve Couch edited. Torquil Dearden onlined and graded. Mike Connaris of Mcasso Music recorded and engineered the music. June Marlow sang. Wendy Craig voiced. EMI gave the publishing rights. Plus others…. All gratis. Thank you!


“Getting a Life”

This short film was commissioned by ACE-Africa, an HIV/AIDS charity working with orphans and vulnerable adults in Kenya and Tanzania.

It tells the story of Wiseman, an AIDS orphan living in Western Province, Kenya.

It had zero budget and was filmed by me on Mini DV in a couple of hours.

Production values are minimal but hopefully it makes the point.

Written, directed and narrated by Patrick Drummond.

It was edited gratis by Kai Lawrence.


“Josephine”

A short documentary film made on behalf of the HIV/AIDS charity ACE Africa telling the astounding story of Josephine Wesamba.
An AIDS widow, given just three days to live ten years ago this remarkable woman has not only survived the ravages of HIV AIDS but has gone on to build an productive life for herself and her family as well as becoming a powerful figurehead in her community.
Filmed, directed and produced by Patrick Drummond
Edited by Darren Cathan


“Christine”

This film was made with a Panasonic handy cam in January 2015.
It tells the story of Christine Nasimiyu who lives in the west of Kenya in the poor rural area near Bungoma. Left suddenly by her husband, while pregnant with her seventh child, she has had to build a new life out of the ashes of her former life. Alongside her is Ace Africa supporting the ladder as she puts her foot on each rung…
Post-Production by Steve Couch.


“No Ball for Cinderalla”

This short film was commissioned by ACE-Africa, an HIV/AIDS charity working with orphans and vulnerable adults in Kenya and Tanzania.
It tells the story of Jemima, an AIDS orphan living in Western Province, Kenya.
It had zero budget and was filmed by me on Mini DV in a couple of hours.
Production values are minimal but hopefully it makes the point.
Written and filmed by Patrick Drummond.
Narrated by Liz Earle.
It was edited gratis by Kai Lawrence.

“On the Road”

This short documentary film was commisioned by ACE-Africa, an HIV/AIDS charity working with orphans and vulnerable adults in Kenya and Tanzania.
Shot in Mumias in Western Province, Kenya it observes a mobile HIV Testing Clinic run by ACE-Africa.
It had zero budget and was filmed by me on Mini DV in about an hour.

Written, directed and narrated by Patrick Drummond.

It was edited gratis by John Clohessy.


Royal Navy “Up for It”

A recruitment film for the Royal Navy commissioned by the COI.

Director: Patrick Drummond.

Lighting Camera: Martin Testar.

Written and Produced by The Edge Picture Company.