Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Donkey magic launches film project

14:02 20 January 2014

Amanda McCormack of the North Devon Moving Image project with one of the Clovelly donkeys.

Amanda McCormack of the North Devon Moving Image project with one of the Clovelly donkeys.

Archant

The Clovelly donkeys star in the first short film of the new North Devon Moving Image project.

Bart and Sue Kelly of Clovelly Donkeys in a scene from the film.Bart and Sue Kelly of Clovelly Donkeys in a scene from the film.

THE donkeys of Clovelly have hitched their stars to a short film to launch a brand new project.

The North Devon Moving Image (NDMI) film making project has been set up to create and share a collection of short films examining everyday life in North Devon today and preserve them for future generations.

It was founded by Amanda McCormack who was inspired after watching archive films in the North Devon Movie Bus a few years ago.

“It occurred to me that despite most people are regularly recording video on mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras, no one is actually preserving this valuable resource,” she said.

“With plenty of moral support and some practical help from Jerry Bix at North Devon Plus and a grant from North Devon Coast AONB Sustainable Development Fund, we are now up and running.”

Amanda wanted the first film to be a good example of how five minutes of video can capture a moment in time while being informative, entertaining and inspirational – and the Clovelly donkeys fit the bill.

“Working with Sue and Bart Kelly at Clovelly Donkeys was just wonderful,” she added.

“We felt really privileged to be given an insight into their lives with the donkeys. They are lovely people and it goes without saying that having big cuddles with the donkeys was quite a treat.”

North Devon Moving Image will be building its film collection in a variety of ways, working with individuals, community groups and film makers. During this year it will demonstrate different creative film making styles, launch community projects and hopes to inspire local film makers to get involved.

To find out more go to www.northdevonmovingimage.org.uk or catch up on twitter @NDMovingImage and Facebook North Devon Moving Image CIC.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:51

Police call for victims to come forward after 21-year-old had to be carried home unconscious after just three drinks...

Read more
Yesterday, 15:21

Police are looking for information regarding the assault, which occurred on Sunday.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:33

The centre’s owners have said there are ‘several interested parties’ for the former BHS store and are working to keep Topshop ‘within Green Lanes’.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

Transformation of old quarry with hotel, holiday lodges and new nature reserve could create more than 100 new jobs

Read more
Yesterday, 09:38

Find a Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event near you this week

Read more
Tue, 12:35

Landkey parish councillors to debate offer to buy car park at meeting this week

Read more
Tue, 12:13

Police thank the public for their help after launching a search for Michael Irwin, 86

Read more
Tue, 12:03

With Barnstaple & District Cats Protection

Read more
Tue, 11:30

Devon County Council has added its support to the battle for pension equality

Read more
Tue, 10:53

Lord Lieutenant of Devon hands out gongs at County Hall ceremony

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications