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Cadies Productions Ltd

Cadies Productions was created in April 2004.

Robin Mitchell, who co-founded Edinburgh's Cadies & Witchery Tours in 1984, is the Director of Cadies Productions.

We have produced the following documentary films:  And So Goodbye (2004, 24 mins), The Rest is Silence (2005, 10 mins), Finding Bob McArthur (2007, 75 mins), Breadmakers (2007, 11 mins), The Scottish Parliament: Following the Ghost Road (2007, 35 mins), William McLaren: An Artist Out of Time (2010, 51 mins), About A Band (2010, 43 mins), A Tale of Two Syrias (2012, 64 mins) and a series of short films for Relationships Scotland

We have also worked with Edinburgh Director Keith Bradley on his horror feature Sacrificed (2008, 80 mins) and Jim Hickey's The Dungeon Moor Killings (2009, 80 mins). Our horror comedy The Download Horror (2012, 70 mins) was released in November 2012.

Our play, May I Have The Bill, Please?, Directed by Liam Rudden, was performed at The Boards, Edinburgh Playhouse as part of the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Our Director Robin Mitchell has written one novel Grave Robbers (Luath Press), the top selling guide book What's Under the Kilt? and the children's book and stage show, Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess (Director Liam Rudden) which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016. Our 2017 show, Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean, will be performed at Le Monde in George Street during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Robin Mitchell has now completed his new Princess Pumpalot book entitled Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery.

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The Scottish Parliament: Following the Ghost Road


Title: The Scottish Parliament: Following the Ghost Road

Year of production: 2007

Genre: Documentary

Running time: 35 minutes

Director: Robin Mitchell

Producers: Jim Hickey & Robin Mitchell

The Scottish Parliament: Following the Ghost Road is an accessible and entertaining documentary film that shows a candidate's progress to Election Day.

In an era when the electorate grows more apathetic and cynical towards politics and elections, this 35-minute film shot over 8 years during three Scottish Parliamentary elections is a unique insight into the practicalities of political campaigning.

The film's candidate, a pale-faced ghost known as Adam Lyal, has stood in three consecutive Scottish Parliamentary Elections in 1999, 2003 and 2007. By following a candidate who is not a member of any major party, the film is able to strip away some of the mystique surrounding parliamentary elections.

This documentary goes behind the scenes of the campaign and features unique historic footage of three election-night counts in Edinburgh. It also reveals the unfolding drama of 2007 when an automated count replaced the manual system with far-reaching consequences.

The Scottish Parliament: Following the Ghost Road will engage audiences with the issues in a way that is politically empowering.


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Breadmakers: From BAFTA to Beirut


Breadmakers has been accepted to DocuDays: Beirut International Documentary Festival. Director Yasmin Fedda was suitably delighted. “I’ve always wanted to show my work in Lebanon and now I have my chance. It’s very exciting”.

DocuDays was founded in 1999 with the aim of raising public awareness for the non-fiction genre as an entertaining and informative tool. The DocuDays program includes both competition and non-competition sections. The competition section will recognise Arab and international films in the following categories: Best Feature Documentary, Best Short Documentary, and Jury Special Mention.

The 9th edition of DocuDays: Beirut International Documentary Festival takes place in Lebanon from 3rd–9th December 2007.


Breadmakers: Bakery's Fame on the Rise


This article appeared in the Edinburgh Evening News on 7th November 2007.

There's a productive din in the busy bakery, while people scurry to put loaves on trolleys and wipe down flour-caked tables. It's 3.30pm and the apron-clad organic bakers are packing up for the day. But as long-serving worker Alan Auld opens the oven door, a rush of heat and a comforting waft of freshly baking bread escapes - and all the team's dedication seems worthwhile. In his white baker's hat and well-singed oven gloves, 60-year-old Alan looks every inch the professional baker, as he carefully removes a hot tray of loaves and places them on the cooling tray for all to admire.


BAFTA Nomination for Breadmakers


Breadmakers, a short documentary by young Edinburgh filmmaker Yasmin Fedda, is one of three films nominated by BAFTA Scotland in the best short film category.

It tells the story of a community of Edinburgh workers with learning disabilities in the Garvald Bakery in Gorgie, who make a range of organic breads for delivery to shops and cafes all over Edinburgh.


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