YOUR FILM-MAKING TEAM
Rosie graduated from Newcastle University in 2014 with a degree in English Language and Literature. While job-hunting Rosie approached NorthLight Media about work experience and joined the Spitfire excavation. She found work in 2015 but was taken ill soon after she started. Rosie has written this moving article about her illness. We wish you well, Rosie.
CAMERAMAN, SOUND RECORDIST, EDITOR
Martyn made his first professional video in 1986 in the South Pacific. It's on a VHS tape in his loft, possibly. The chance to work on The Great Fen Spitfire project was a dream come true for Martyn who wants to make more factual films and documentaries. Since forming NorthLight Media in 2009 Martyn has made almost 500 short films.
In the summer of 2016 we were joined by work experience student Chelsea Neil. Chelsea is studying film and television production at Middlesex University and although her ambition was to work on the game show Take Me Out, she now knows about the exciting opportunities in the many other parts of the video production sector.
What to expect exploring this website
The week-long dig of the Great Fen Spitfire in October 2015 remains a powerful memory for all those involved. The activities at the dig site were recorded on film by a local cameraman. Thanks to the speed and reach of modern media, many thousands of people around the world learned the moving story of the crashed Spitfire that tragically claimed the life of Harold Penketh in 1940. The excavation and its media coverage led to the discovery of family members who had faithfully remembered Harold in private. In the months that followed the dig those family members told their story on film. The archaeologists and other professionals involved in the excavation were interviewed and the restored parts of the aircraft have been filmed. This website goes behind the scenes of the making of that film, offers unseen clips and shares even more of the memories. And if you want the whole story, you can support the Wildlife Trust by buying the official DVD.