The People Involved

There are a whole raft of people involved with the Silverhawk Sci-Fi Film Project with everyone contributing something valuable to its development.

THE ACTORS – At the heart of this film are the actors themselves, “The Drama Group”: We have been meeting weekly for two hours at Otterhayes for around ten years now and have worked on several projects over that time. Everyone involved seems to have a tireless enthusiasm for drama and a resourcefulness which is admirable. Above all else though, we have fun!

Lucy Barass plays the role of Doctor on the ship.

Tim Cooke, is the engineer of the ship and so is responsible for the engines of the Silverhawk.

Michael Hathaway, is in command of the Silverhawk

Colin Hickson’s place is the navigation array where he works with Leafmould.

Stephanie Lewis plays the role of Princess Ruby Red in the story.

Holly Windibank plays the role of crew member and also runs the bar.

Sarah Flattery also known as Flossie played the role of the Doctor in the film until she left Otterhayes for pastures new in October 2018.

Together, they play the crew of the Starship ‘Silverhawk’ who are looking for a new home somewhere in the far off reaches of the galaxy.

THE MANAGERS AND STAFF OF OTTERHAYES  – who are always keen to support creative work by the Otterhayes residents. They have always been supportive with taking our new ideas forward.

CHRIS HILL  – is a Dramatherapist who has run drama sessions at Otterhayes for 10 years. He facilitates this group of actors in their efforts to tell a good story and takes on other tasks such as story making, director, set design, screenplay writer, fund-raising and model maker

SIMON TYTHERLEIGH  – A talented and adventurous videographer, animator and a mine of information on all aspects of film creation. He is the mentor for our project.

KAREN BOWLER is our Costumer Maker. Karen was looking to explore new avenues for herself and so for her be involved in making this film was the perfect solution. Everyone was very happy to welcome Karen to the team and she has been busy and designing since her arrival in March 2019. She works in Plymouth where her day job running Classic Costume. Based in the Barbican district, Classic Costume offers high quality ready-made and custom-made reproduction historical dresses, specialising in the Regency and Georgian (18th Century) eras.

KAT THOMAS –  Kat’s background is in design, fine art and environmental art and is our resources person. She works at Exeter Scrap Store and knows how to get hold of most things which we need!  she also has helped with costume and prop making.

RON WINTERWOOD  –  is a veritable electronics wizard. His job is to make this Sci Fi project look suitably futuristic and exciting which he does admirably well and with good grace and humour. He has the task of designing and then assembling the various controls modules installed in the ship, ensuring that everything works correctly with lights and sound at the appropriate times. He also wired the model Silverhawk ready for filming. His style is quiet and thorough and his work is of the best quality. A star!

CHRIS LEYLAND of Array Media has been responsible for putting this website together – an important job and much appreciated.

JANE HARRIS – is a yoga teacher but is charged with keeping an expert eye on our accounts – an important job. She accomplishes this task with humour and enthusiasm.

SARAH SCOBLE has a much appreciated role as an adviser and management consultant.

SONJA KEMP – is an Exeter artist. Sonja does not have the nickname of ‘Sparkly Sonja’ for nothing. She has a real talent for endowing her painted geometric forms, landscapes, and faces with shimmering light that seems to sparkle almost magically. Her talents extend to doing the same with mundane everyday objects! She was the ideal person to create the special plinth for the Happiness Crystal and the Purple Emperor’s Magical Mirror.

BRIAN ABBOTT – a musician of some talent and experience he has provided us with some excellent special effects made in his recording studio. Brian is guitarist with the Invisible Opera Company of Tibet.

ALAN ‘ALBY’ BRUCE  –  is an actor, dramatherapist, and Druid. He plays the crew’s friend and ally, Leafmould, in the story.

MARY BOOKER – is an actor and dramatherapist and plays the role of the Grandmother in the story.

CHRIS LOWE – acted as a consultant when we were first exploring how to construct the electronic items we needed. This engineer hails from Hong Kong and as well as some initial making, gave us some useful advice. In particular, he has been responsible for making the ship’s engines flicker in an effective way!