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The Film Commission

Still from Dear MaudStill from Dear Maud

The second part of the residency was commissioned to make a film using Mutley Plain as a source of inspiration and location. I spent the resting three weeks work on the film scripting, casting and shooting. I was base at the Plymouth Arts Centre where I had a studio space allowing me to work on the film 'Dear Maud'.

Commissioned Film

The film is the story of Kasey, a film maker, dressed as a cowgirl, returning to her childhood surroundings she refers to as the desert to where she has not been back since the age of seven. Commissioned to make a film about the dried up Plymouth Leat moors. Transported back to here childhood memories she is faced meeting characters from her past who she remembers and who remember her and a series of close encounters with her oldest friend - Richard. As the film goes on she finds it impossible to make the proposed piece of work and is instead embarking on an internal journey facing a series of images she is forced to remember.

Lotta's crew Ben Holland
Lee Mattock Lotta Petronella
Paul Mumford Richard Hathaway
Sophia Fay Kennedy Lotta

The film was shot around Mutley Plain using locations such as the Belgrave Snooker Hall, The South Western Café, Somerfield, The Moor View Terrace, The Hyde Park Pub, the car park by the Baptist church and the launderette.

The film was assisted by Paul Mumford, leading roles played by Sophia Faye Kennedy and Richard Hathaway, camera - Ben Holland, sound - Lee Mattock. This film is now in post production and will be finished early next year.

Lotta Petronella


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