Drama & Performance Films
‘Almost time for tea’
A dramatic monologue starring Dinah Stabb telling the depressing story of daily life lived with someone suffering from dementia.
At the time this was a very personal subject to me having watched my grandmother decline into the disease.
Shot on Super 16mm film.
Written and directed by Patrick Drummond.
DoP Allen Della-Valle.
Produced by Nick Crean and Adrienne Ball.
Edited by Bill Smedley.
All other credits on the film.
‘We Need Each Other’ – The Chicken Shed Theatre Company
A documentary film about the world-renowned, extraordinary and wonderful Chicken Shed Theatre Company.
Made in the 1990s it shows the Chicken Shed principles and ethos and culminates in a musical and dance performance featuring the entire Company.
It briefly features the late HRH Diana, Princess of Wales – and as far as I am aware I am the only film-maker to have directed her in a film! Theatre Director, Trevor Nunn also makes an appearance.
Written and Directed by Patrick Drummond
Lit and filmed on Super 16mm film by Allen Della Valle – with John Bailey focus pulling and on second camera for the performance.
Produced by Nick Crean.
Edited by Greg Coyne.
… and starring the members of the Chicken Shed Theatre Company.
The first part of a comedy starring Mel Smith & Griff Rhys Jones promoting the sale of duty free goods for a low budget airline. The films were designed to be viewed onboard during the flight – this one on the outward journey.
Written by Peter Fincham and Patrick Drummond for Talkback Productions.
Directed by Patrick Drummond.
A short film exploring the idea of thinking differently starring David Threlfall (Shameless) originally made by Creation for McKinsey’s and co-written and directed by Patrick Drummond.
DoP: The late Henry Marcuzzi.
A dramatised film made for the UK’s Department of Employment to promote the employment of school leavers as trainees.
The drama takes place as an ‘old school’ father lunches with his more progressive daughter and they discuss their respective business attitudes and beliefs and their views on recruiting staff.
The film employs dolly and jib tracking to move neatly from scene to scene and utilises theatrical style lighting changes to bring in ancillary characters to present their views.
Made in the 1990s it is a dated piece in many ways but the film- making techniques were all shot in camera on a very limited budget which is why it’s here today.
Filmed on 16mm film. Lighting Camera; Chris Howard.
Written and directed by Patrick Drummond for Talkback Productions.