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 BARRASS 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 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  – Dramatherapist Chris 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  – Videographer and Film Editor:  A talented and adventurous videographer, animator and a mine of information on all aspects of film creation, Simon  is the mentor for our project. He has been making regular visits to Otterhayes from 2016 onwards and is a crucial member of the project, building a good rapport with everyone, advising on all aspects and lending a hand to any task that needs to be done.

Simon’s main work is as an animator and for some years has been involved in making Tregeagal a well known Cornish story the website of which can be seen here:

KAREN BOWLERCostume Designer and Maker Everyone was very happy to welcome Karen to the team and she has been busy and designing since her arrival in March 2019. Karen was looking to explore new avenues for herself and so for her be involved in making this film was the perfect solution. Karen is a talented and adventurous costume maker and has worked hard on sourcing some outfits and making other (literally) fantastic costumes from scratch. She makes regular visits to Otterhayes on what we now call ‘Costume Days’ which are hugely enjoyable for everyone.

She works in Plymouth where her day job is 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.

MARK CASSIDY –  Actor and Teacher: Mark Cassidy and his wife Marie have over 20 years experience as storytellers and as educational theatre practitioners in schools and in the community. They are also children’s entertainers and run Boo To A Goose Theatre. He plays the role of The Emperor of the Purple Quadrant (EPQ) in the Silverhawk story and visits Otterhayes regularly to rehearse, establishing a good rapport with the actors in drama group.

EVERED ‘WOODY’ WOODWARD – Drama Production Maker. Woody brings a wealth of skills and many years’ experience to the table, specifically designing and constructing theatre sets. He has been invaluable in, for instance, making a working fire door (airlock!) as part of the bridge.With many projects and employments to his name, his most recent work is the Lifeboat Theatre which produces performances in and around a restored lifeboat!

KAT THOMAS –  Exeter Scrap Store: 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  –  Electronics Maker:  Ron works for Mantracourt Electronics and is also an electronics tech at a local music store. 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.

MARIUS LEGGE Storyboard Artist. Marius has many years experience as an illustrator and storyboard artist. the important job of creating a graphic novel of the Silverhawk story. This will be of great help for the actors in the group to better understand the narrative and will also accompany the finished DVD.

ALISON HUNT –  Typing services. Alison has been an invaluable help in typing up scripts, and each scene’s shot analysis plus other secretarial tasks.

CHRIS LEYLAND –  Website Designer : Chris runs Array Media and is responsible for putting this website together – an important job and much appreciated.

JANE HARRIS –  Book Keeping and finance :  is a yoga teacher but is charged with keeping an expert eye on our accounts – an important job. She accomplishes this task with good humour and excellent accuracy.

SARAH SCOBLE –  Consultant has a much appreciated role as an adviser and management consultant. Sarah was the Programme Leader for the Exeter MA in Dramatherapy.

SONIA KEMPArtist Maker:  Sonia is an Exeter fine artist. Sonja does not have the nickname of ‘Sparkly Sonia’ for nothing. She has a real talent for endowing her painted geometric forms, landscapes, and faces with iridescent 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 ABBOTTMusician: Brian has been a musician of some talent and experience for many years. 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  –  Actor and Dramatherapist. Alby has many years experience as a Druid, actor, artistic maker and therapist. He plays the crew’s friend and ally, Leafmould, in the story

MARY BOOKERActor and Dramatherapist:  Mary has been making regular visits to Otterhayes to work with the group and plays the role of the Grandmother in the Silverhawk story. As well as being a Dramatherapist trainer and supervisor she is also a writer and poet.

CHRIS LOWEEngineer: Chris 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!

BAYLEY DREWVolunteer: Bayley is Student Film Maker and Actor who has visited Oterhayes several times to help out with acting roles.

CICELY ROSE BONDVolunteer: Cicely is a student with a host of creative interests and skills. She has been of great help with rebuilding the new set, specifically making and decorating forty new wall panels

CHRIS SCOTTVolunteer:  Chris is a retired GP and has provided invaluable help in remaking the set. Most recently he has been involved in battening and attaching wall panels but most usefully busied himself with making the new and pristine ceiling tiles look suitably old and battered!


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