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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.

Latest News

Breadmakers wins Short Documentary Award at Edinburgh

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Yasmin Fedda, the director of Breadmakers, has won the Short Scottish Documentary Award (funded by a donation from Baillie Gifford) at the 2007 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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Finding Bob McArthur

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Title: Finding Bob McArthur

Year of production: 2007

Genre: Fictional Documentary

Running time: 75 minutes

Director: Jim Hickey

Producer: Robin Mitchell

A fictional documentary tracing the life of Scottish director Bob McArthur, whose career in Hollywood lasted until the early 1970s. His career was effectively ended when his South American film was halted by its producer. He returned to Scotland to research and develop a film project about Robert Louis Stevenson. Following in the author's footsteps, McArthur disappeared for years in the South Seas.

Now McArthur is now being honoured in Scotland with a Lifetime Achievement award. As the award ceremony approaches, his story is uncovered through archive material and the memories and opinions of those who have known him.

The film stars Bob Edwards, Maureen Beattie, John Stahl and Alan Bell. It was screened at the 2007 Glasgow Film Festival.

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Finding Bob McArthur stills (1) Finding Bob McArthur stills (2) Finding Bob McArthur stills (3)

 

Breadmakers at Edinburgh International Film Festival

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There are two chances to see Breadmakers at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (15–26 August 2007).

On Tuesday 21st August at the Filmhouse (12:30pm), Bridging the Gap present a selection of short documentaries on the theme of 'white'. Run by the Scottish Documentary Institute, Bridging the Gap is the only documentary talent initiative for cinema in the UK offering training linked to production.

All six titles in this programme (including Breadmakers) have been selected to compete for the Short Scottish Documentary Award. This screening takes place at the Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh on Saturday 18th August at 12:45pm.

 

Breadmakers debuts on BBC Film Network

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The 10-minute documentary Breadmakers (Dir. Yasmin Fedda) has been selected by the BBC Film Network and will be screened on the BBC site after its premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Film Network is the BBC’s interactive showcase for new British filmmakers, screening three new short films in broadband quality every week, adding to a growing catalogue of great shorts.

The site allows people to comment on and rate films and also provides filmmakers with tools to create online profiles and exchange tips, advice and ideas. The purpose is to expose new talent and create a platform for some great films that are rarely seen elsewhere.

More details here.

 


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