A special place
"Pardon Mill .....a special place..."
What a true statement this was in this special documentary we produced.
Parndon Mill is tucked away on the outskirts of Harlow in Essex. Over 30 different creative businesses, arts, and creative designers have made their home in this hidden treasure. Many would not even know it is there. This hub of creativity was a flour mill a long time ago, and today Parndon Mill still holds it's character in it's beautiful surrounds.
This filming project was one of our first, and so filming a documentary video production was in at the deep end you could say. Robert Halfon MP narrated this film. Robert himself often visits The Mill and has his lunch in the grounds of amidst it's tranquility set next to the River Stort.
More than just a filming project
Sally Anderson and Roger Lee were interviewed in this film. Sally, being the owner and founder of Parndon Mill, gives a lovely brief over view of the history. Whereas Roger Lee takes care of the everyday running of the mill. Both are passionate artists themselves and have even worked together on projects. What comes across in the often emotional interview is how in love they both are with what goes on within the Mill. In Roger's own words "...it's the people that are Parndon Mill".
We had the pleasure of visiting some of the varied different works that go on behind closed doors. For us this was quite enlightening and we learnt a lot. This was more than just a filming project, it was also quite a privilege. The documentary was filmed over quite a few weeks in order to coincide with some of the busy schedules there.
We hope you enjoy this short documentary and welcome your comments.
Trapdoor Films | Documentary Video Production