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Cadies Productions Ltd

Cadies Productions was created in April 2004.

Robin Mitchell, who co-founded Edinburgh's Cadies & Witchery Tours in 1984, is the Director of Cadies Productions.

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), About A Band (2010, 43 mins), A Tale of Two Syrias (2012, 64 mins) and a series of short films for Relationships Scotland (2010-2017) 

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). Our horror comedy The Download Horror (2012, 70 mins) was released in November 2012.

Our play, May I Have The Bill, Please?, Directed by Liam Rudden, was performed at The Boards, Edinburgh Playhouse as part of the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Our Director Robin Mitchell has written one novel Grave Robbers (Luath Press), the top selling guide book What's Under the Kilt? and the children's book and stage show, Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess (Director Liam Rudden) which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The most recent show, Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean, was performed at Le Monde in George Street during the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Robin Mitchell has now completed his new Princess Pumpalot book entitled Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery and is presently writing a new play with the title, "Title Not Known Yet".

Latest News

Breadmakers debuts on BBC Film Network

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The 10-minute documentary Breadmakers (Dir. Yasmin Fedda) has been selected by the BBC Film Network and will be screened on the BBC site after its premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Film Network is the BBC’s interactive showcase for new British filmmakers, screening three new short films in broadband quality every week, adding to a growing catalogue of great shorts.

The site allows people to comment on and rate films and also provides filmmakers with tools to create online profiles and exchange tips, advice and ideas. The purpose is to expose new talent and create a platform for some great films that are rarely seen elsewhere.

More details here.

 

Breadmakers at Viscult Festival

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Breadmakers has been selected for the seventh annual International Festival of Visual Culture in Joensuu, Finland, which will take place between September 26th and 30th 2007. The main theme of Viscult 2007 festival is "Daily Bread".

The Festival of Visual Culture is a personal event with the majority of filmmakers present to introduce their work encouraging the opportunity for profound discussions of the films, film-making, and culture. The festival is also in close co-operation with the University of Joensuu and its students.

Through the years Viscult, the Finnish film festival, introducing ethnographic, anthropological and documentary films, has seen many great filmmakers and visual anthropologists such as Asen Balikci, Peter Biella, Gary Kildea, David MacDougall, Colette Piault, Faye Ginsburg, Judith Okely and Jay Ruby among many others.

The festival in Joensuu, which is located near the Russian border in Finland, is known for its warm and intimate atmosphere and, of course, the Finnish sauna.

 

Breadmakers

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Breadmakers title card

Title: Breadmakers

Year of production: 2007

Genre: Documentary

Running time: 10 minutes

Director: Yasmin Fedda

Producer: Robin Mitchell and Jim Hickey


At a unique Edinburgh bakery, a community of workers with learning disabilities makes a variety of organic breads for daily delivery to shops and cafes in the city.

The workers interact using individual expressions, repetitive speech and sign language, revealing intricate social relationships with each other and their support workers. In what can seem a chaotic workplace, there is a mix of sounds that can approach levels of white noise amidst the carefully structured everyday process of bread production.

The featured bakery is part of a centre inspired by the ideas of Rudolph Steiner where the workers realise their potential for self-discovery and creativity in a social environment.

You can view the film on the BBC Film Network here and regulars blogs are posted here.

Awards and Nominations

  • Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK (2007) (Short Scottish Documentary Award)
  • BAFTA Scotland nomination in the best short film category (2007)
  • International Documentary Festival on Disability, Athens, Greece (2008) (Best short documentary prize)
  • The Middle East International Film Festival, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2008) (The Black Pearl for Best Documentary Short Film)
  • Heartland Film Society, Pitlochry, UK (2008) (Audience Award)

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The Rest Is Silence

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The Rest Is Silence (still)

Title: The Rest Is Silence

Year of production: 2005

Genre: Documentary

Running time: 10 minutes

Director: Andrew Henderson

Producers: Robin Mitchell and Jim Hickey

The Rest is Silence follows the course of an unidentified body through its progress from discovery to burial.

This film focuses not on the body itself (i.e. not on the actual corpse, nor on the procedural aspects of autopsy, attempts at identification etc.), but on the people around it.

The essential silence of the body, the former person for whom all this work is done, forms the core of the film. The characters of the people around it (police officers, morticians, mortuary attendants etc.) are explored in a silence mirroring that of the body, without unnecessary verbal commentary.

Specifically, the film attempts to expose the nature of the silent world through which a body passes on its way to its final resting place.

The Rest Is Silence is Andrew Henderson's directorial debut. It was filmed as part of the Bridging The Gap scheme in June 2005.

The film can be viewed on the Scottish Documentary Institute website. More information about this and Andrew's other work is available at his MySpace page.

Festivals and Awards

  • 2005: Edinburgh International Film Festival (UK) Industry Screening.
  • 2005: Nominated by BAFTA Scotland in the category of best first-time Director.
  • 2006: The Real Life on Film Festival (Australia). An official part of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games cultural programme.
  • 2006: Celtic Film and Television Festival (UK). Director Andrew Henderson Wins the Frank Copplestone First Time Director Award.
  • 2006: Silverdocs: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (USA).
  • 2006: Huesca Film Festival (Spain).
  • 2006: Mecal Interntional Short Film Festival (Spain).
  • 2006: DokumentART European Film Festival (Germany).
  • 2006: DocuDays: Beirut International Documentary Festival (Lebanon).
  • 2006: Cucalorus Film Festival (USA).
  • 2006: International Urban Film Festival (Iran).
  • 2008: The International Festival of Cinema and Technology (USA). Best Cinematography in a Documentary and Best Experimental Documentary.
 
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