I present "A Joy to Ring" - a documentary about the replacement of the bell frame in a local church with a new steel one.
This was mostly filmed in 2010/11 (all on a Panasonic NV-GS400 MiniDV camera with no additional lighting) and some of you have seen bits and kindly offered help and advice. The final film, really targeted at the volunteers and parishioners, runs for 27 mins and the Church is selling copies (I'm not - it's strictly amateur) with profits going towards rebuilding a sister church destroyed in the New Zealand tsunami.
This version is aimed at a more general audience and I hope it works. Quite a lot of what was removed was thanking every Tom, Dick and Harriet involved in the project - meaningful to the locals but not beyond that. It was shown earlier today at BIAFF (where it was the first documentary of mine to receive four stars) but sadly I couldn't be there to see the reaction as I was watching/filming my daughter in a dance festival.
It's flawed but I'm quite proud of it. As usual, comments are welcome.
Let me just reiterate - it's 20 mins long so it's a big ask for anyone to watch it all the way through.