We recently concluded our documenting of the making of a statue to commemorate Frederick Potts VC. The statue was finally unveiled in Reading, Berkshire on a warm and sunny day in October.
It was commissioned by our clients the Trooper Potts Memorial Trust to commemorate the actions of Trooper Fred Potts on the Gallipoli peninsula one hundred years ago this year. The monument also commemorates those from Trooper Potts’ Regiment the Berkshire Yeomanry who lost their lives in the wars of the 20th Century.
It was a privilege to film the statue at each stage of it’s construction. We were made to feel very welcome by the Sculptor Tom Murphy and his family in Liverpool, had repeated visits to watch the skill of the metal workers at the Morris Singer Art Foundry in Hampshire and the artistry of the Stonemasons of AF Jones in Oxfordshire.
We delivered three main 10 minute presentations as well as a full ‘as live’ edit of the service of Commemoration and the Unveiling. Combined bespoke motion graphics and original commissioned music introduce each film with their purpose to document the making of the statue and act as education outreach tools to be shown in schools and colleges. We also created several bespoke edits for use in presentations.
It is our hope these films offer a valuable record not only of the actions of a brave individual from the past but also as capturing an event in Reading’s contemporary civic history.