The latest film made by local film makers Anorak Communications, about the Somerset Levels, is finished and ready for showing. For the first time, the Anoraks who are part of Crewkerne & District U3A, used a drone. Their latest piece of equipment came in handy for the filming of Anoraks member Tom Jones as he followed the River Parrett from its source to where it flows into the Bristol Channel, a distance of approximately 37 miles.
Film Director Colin Mayes said: “There are the occasional diversions en route as we explored some interesting places and discovered some fascinating stories. Our camera crew spent many hours capturing the flavour of the Levels and patiently waiting for wildlife shots.” Among the places featured in the film called On The Levels, are the Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum and the Willow and Wetlands Visitor Centre at Stoke St Gregory, where the willow is woven into baskets. The sites of the battles of Sedgemoor and Langport are also visited while the wildlife scenes include cranes and a stunning murmuration of starlings.
All eight members of Anorak Communications; Tom Jones, Colin Mayes, Brian Lawrence, Stuart Nuttall, Tom Downey, James McCosh, Paul Ebdon and Alan Keene, played a part in the making of the film. Any group or organisation wishing to make a booking to see the film, should contact Alan via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Crewkerne & District U3A have already booked the Anoraks for a showing of On The Levels in March next year.