Salvaging a Film Set

With our Crowdfunder Campaign in full swing, let’s take a look at what’s happening behind the scenes.

A few months back, James was asked to provide some suitable WW2 vehicles for an upcoming film. James being James, he managed to make friends and save much of the set from the recycling bin.

Now, agreeing to cart it away is one thing, but it took no less than 3 trips with vehicles including the faithful Scania, high top transit, the ubiquitous Sawmills truck along with a rather well loaded trailer!

The plan is to store the flat pack buildings over winter, along with the myriad of props and other useful items, then in the spring, bring them out and adapt/shape them into the stage for our show! The epic build has only just begun…

Here are a few photos:

 

A very early start to get on the road to London.

 

On site, showing the flat packed nature of the huts (Each component is very heavy!)

The Scania on location during trip 1, loaded up with both huts and ‘concrete’ blast walls for the artillery emplacements.

Back in London on trip 2, the truck and trailer are nearly ready to go…

… Arriving safe and sound back at base…

… then the rain came.

Trip 3 brought all manner of useful items. These roof trusses had to be cut in half to fit in the van!

Street furniture… They don’t make ’em like they used to… Along with railway station paraphernalia!

Part of the trip 3 contingent nearly ready for the ‘off’.

… but not before saving this extremely big and extremely cool backscene from the shredder…

This amazing prop should give some indication of what the film is about! Sadly it was not ours to take, maybe one day…

That which wouldn’t fit under cover is safely stowed under plastic to keep it dry. The Spring sort-out is going to be huge!

 

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Crowdfunder Campaign Launches!

We have launched a campaign on Crowdfunder to raise funds for the nitty-gritty bits of the show – all the essentials like insurance, electricity, toilet facilities. As it’s our first year ‘going it alone’ we are in need of a kick-start and any help you can give would be really appreciated!

CLICK HERE to go to our Crowdfunder page

Here’s the video:

If you pledge you can claim a prize, here are the ones we have on offer:

Pledge £5 or more

A huge thank you on our Facebook page from the Dig For Victory Show volunteers, the Children’s Hospice South West and the Army Benevolent Fund.

Pledge £20 or more

10 high quality photographic notecards with envelopes inspired by the Bristol and North Somerset region. These are blank inside for your own message.

Pledge £50 or more

2 Adult Day Tickets for The Dig For Victory Show. 2 complimentary glasses of sparkling wine from the Victory Marquee Bar. 10 high quality photographic notecards inspired by the Bristol and North Somerset region. These come with envelopes and are blank inside for your own message.

Pledge £80 or more

Tour of the Shopland Collection by James Shopland in Somerset followed by tea and cakes. 2 adult day tickets for the Dig For Victory Show and 2 glasses of sparkling wine from the Victory Marquee Bar.

Pledge £100 or more

A ride in an original restored 1940s Willy’s Jeep followed by tea and cakes and a tour of the Shopland Collection. The ride will take you through the beautiful Somerset countryside.

Pledge £300 or more

A ride in a Bren Gun Carrier, a light armoured track vehicle used during WWII kindly donated by The Shopland Collection followed by tea and cakes and a private tour of the Shopland Collection.

This could be just another vehicle rally in a big field but we believe it can be so much more…

We are hoping you will give us a chance, invest in our project and that in return we might be able to offer you some unique experiences and tickets for our show.

Pretty Nostalgic Gathering Event

The Dig for Victory Team were delighted to be invited to Pretty Nostalgic’s Gathering event at Kings Weston House on 26th October 2013.

We met some really lovely people from the vintage scene in the Bristol area and had the opportunity to spread the word about next year’s show!

Our stand

Our partners The Blitz Buddies were out in force

Just some of the other beautiful stands.

We also got a shout out from Bristol – based blogger Lily Doughball!

A huge thanks to the team at Pretty Nostalgic for having us for the day!