Cadies Productions Ltd
Cadies Productions Ltd was created in April 2004.
Robin Mitchell, who co-founded Edinburgh's Cadies & Witchery Tours in 1984, is the Director of Cadies Productions Ltd.
We have produced the following documentary films: And So Goodbye (2004, 24 mins), The Rest is Silence (2005, 10 mins), Finding Bob McArthur (2007, 75 mins), Breadmakers (2007, 11 mins), The Scottish Parliament: Following the Ghost Road (2007, 35 mins), William McLaren: An Artist Out of Time (2010, 51 mins) and About A Band (2010, 43 mins).
We have also worked with Edinburgh Director Keith Bradley on his horror feature Sacrificed (2008, 80 mins) and Jim Hickey's The Dungeon Moor Killings (2009, 80 mins).
In between films, our Director Robin Mitchell has written one novel Grave Robbers, the top selling guide book What's Under the Kilt? and the children's book and stage show, Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess).
Our horror comedy The Download Horror (2012, 70 mins) was released in November 2012.
We have a number of projects on the move at the moment including Yasmin Fedda's documentary A Tale of Two Syrias (2012, 64 mins) and a series of short films for Relationships Scotland.
A Tale of Two Syrias screening in Sardinia
A Tale of Two Syrias (Director: Yasmin Fedda) is to be screened at the Al Ard International Documentary Film Festival about Palestine and the Arab World.
This unique festival in Sardinia will show the most important and recent documentary productions at international level on the traditions, lifestyles, history, politics, religion and society in Palestine and the Arab world.
The Film Festival will take place from the 21st to the 23rd of November 2013 at the Cineteatro Nanni Loy, in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.
The Arab Camera Festival
A Tale of Two Syrias is to be screened at the Arab Camera Festival in Rotterdam on Saturday 16th November 2013 (16:00). The Arab Camera Festival is an artistic haven. It shows a nuanced picture of the cultural, political, social and artistic situation in Arab countries. The movies are programmed around topical themes of the Arab community in Europe. Arab Camera creates space for open dialogue about art, human rights, emancipation and political freedom in Arab countries and in Europe and specifically in the Netherlands.
With special workshops and master classes taught by filmmakers from the Arab world and Europe, Arab Camera Film Festival Rotterdam focuses explicitly on developing talent. From this perspective, there is a special program component with experimental films and new talent every year.
Erenlai Asia-Pacific Magazine
This was an interview with A Tale of Two Syrias Director, Yasmin Fedda in Erenlai Asia-Pacific Magazine.
The Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival is a biannual festival, organized by the Taiwan Association of Visual Ethnography and held in Taipei. I was very glad to attend this year’s festival, and over the five-day event I saw many interesting and inspiring films. One that immediately stood out for me was the documentary A Tale of Two Syrias. I studied Arabic in Damascus, and later returned there for work, so for me the film had a very personal appeal. Nevertheless, A Tale of Two Syrias makes interesting viewing for anyone who wants to know more about the region.
The film switches between two locations and two people. In Damascus, we follow the story of Salem, an Iraqi fashion designer who fled from Baghdad during the Iraq war and hopes to seek asylum in America. In Mar Musa, a remote hillside monastery in the Syrian countryside, we follow Botrus, a Syrian monk. The film weaves between these two stories to paint an intimate portrait of a country that despite the recent media coverage, most people know very little about. By capturing the difficulties faced by ordinary Syrians in Bashar al-Assad’s Syria and also their vision of a better, freer life in the future, in some ways the film pre-empts the current conflict. However, through the beauty of Mar Musa and its inhabitants’ belief in inter-religious dialogue and mutual respect and tolerance, it also shows a vision of what that future Syria could be like.
I caught up with the director, Yasmin Fedda, whom I first met in Syria during my time there, and this is what she had to say:
Read the full interview on the Erenlai Asia-Pacific Magazine site.
The Religion Today Film Festival
A Tale of Two Syrias is to be screened at The Religion Today Film Festival in Trento, Italy.
The Religion Today Film Festival aims to contribute to the diffusion and distribution of religious films to encourage cultural and spiritual development. It promotes, through the medium of cinema, a culture of dialogue and peace among religions, beginning with recognition of our differences. The Festival also creates opportunities for filmmakers and people working in the communications media of different cultures and religions to meet and share ideas.
The 16th Religion Today Film Festival takes place in Trento, Italy (and other Italian cities) between 11th and 22nd October 2013.
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