A special place
"Pardon Mill .....a special place..."
What a true statement this was in this special documentary we produced.
Parndon Mill is tucked away on the outskirts of Harlow in Essex. It is a hidden treasure which is home to over 30 different creative businesses, arts, and creative designers. many would not even know it is there. This hub of creativity was a flour mill a long time ago, and today it still holds it's character in it's beautiful surrounds.
This was one of our first filming projects and a documentary video production was in at the deep end. The film is narrated by Robert Halfon MP. Robert often visits and has his lunch in the grounds of Parndon Mill amidst it's tranquility set next to the River Stort.
More than just a filming project
In this film we interviewed Sally Anderson and Roger Lee. Sally is the owner and founder of Parndon Mill and she gives a lovely brief over view of the history. Roger Lee takes care of the everyday running of the mill. Both are passionate artists themselves and have even worked together on projects. What comes across in the often emotional interview is how in love they both are with what goes on within the mill. In Roger's own words "...it's the people that are Parndon Mill".
We had the pleasure of visiting some of the varied different works that go on behind closed doors at Parndon Mill. For us this was quite enlightening and we learnt a lot. For us this was more than just a filming project. The documentary was filmed over quite a few weeks in order to coincide with some of the busy schedules there.
We hope you enjoy this short documentary and welcome you comments.