Support needed to create second Crowders film

Cast and crew review their filming in Thimbleby EMN-140503-150044001
Cast and crew review their filming in Thimbleby EMN-140503-150044001
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A follow-up film to the successful ‘Tell Them Of Us’ could be made after its makers launched a crowd funding bid through Kickstarter.com.

The original film, finished last year and screened locally, tells the story of Thimbleby’s Crowder family in World War One - in particular Robert Crowder.

Now the filmmakers - WAG Screen - want to make a new dramatised documentary focussing on the fate of William Crowder, Robert’s brother, who won the Distinguished Service Order for his courage in the 1918 Spring Offensive.

Director Nick Loven said: “The story is really compelling and we feel what William went through should be told, so we are planning to make a documentary with dramatised sections.

“So we are looking for money to make the documentary part of the film. The dramatised re-enactments will be more expensive so as much as you can give the more we can do, but we are looking at extra sources of funding to make that happen.”

The project needs £2,000 to get off the ground, £275 has already been pledged, but the target must be met by Saturday April 4.

To support the project and for more information visit www.kickstarter.com and search for ‘Tell Them of Us - William’s Story.’

The cost of the full dramatisation of the story will cost £10,000, but ‘Tell Them of Us’ began as a Kickstarter project before becoming a filly fledged film.

There are also plans to create a series of mini-documentaries in future, inclusing one on the work of Violet Crowder, who was a VAD Nurse at the Red Cross Hospital in Horncastle, now Stanhope Hall.