Cadies Productions Ltd

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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 (2010-2017) 

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. After a successful run, the play returns to the Fringe in 2018, this time at Le Monde in George Street.

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 and 2017. The most recent show, Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean, was performed at Le Monde in George Street during the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and will return in August 2018.

Robin Mitchell's new Princess Pumpalot book entitled Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery was published in July 2017 and he is presently writing a new play with the title, "Title Not Known Yet".

Latest News

Breadmakers: Planet in Focus


Breadmakers will be shown at the 9th annual Planet in Focus International Environmental Film and Video Festival, which takes place in Toronto between the 22nd and 26th October 2008.

Planet in Focus promotes and showcases outstanding and compelling films and videos in all forms (documentary, drama, animation, experimental, new media), focusing on environmental themes and subjects by Canadian and international filmmakers.

Throughout the year and at their annual festival, Planet in Focus use environmental artistic expression as a catalyst for public awareness, discussion and appropriate action on the ecological and social health of the planet.


Breadmakers: Back to Beirut


Breadmakers Director Yasmin Fedda will be attending Beirut DC, The Cultural Association for Cinema, 5th edition of Ayam Beirut Al Cinema’iya Arab Film Festival, from October 16th to 24th, 2008. It's nice to think that while Yasmin spreads the word of Breadmakers in Beirut, the film itself will be screened closer to home at the Heartland Film Society’s Autumn Scottish Film Weekend in Aberfeldy, Scotland (see previous post).


Breadmakers at the Heartland Film Society


After months of travelling the world’s film festival circuit Breadmakers will be screened closer to home at the Heartland Film Society’s Autumn Scottish Film Weekend in Aberfeldy. The screening will take place on Saturday 25th October 2008 at Dewar's Distillery, Aberfeldy. The audience vote for their preferred film and the winner receives the Palme Dewar award with an appropriate prize.

Heartland Film Society (HFS) was formed to enable the showing of films on a big screen in an informal and friendly atmosphere. In 2004, HFS won the British Federation of Film Societies Best New Film Society award. The judges made special mention of the novel and unique method (the bean-o-meter) that HFS uses to evaluate the success of each film shown. Not only that but it received commendation for the programme notes issued for each screening.

HFS is run as a self-funding venture – fees cover only the cost of putting on films and the hire of the Locus Centre. Why not join? You don't have to join in advance – just come along to any of the performances.


Straight in at number 3


Yasmin Fedda has been listed by Scotland on Sunday in a top ten of faces to watch in 2008. This is what they said.

3 FILM Yasmin Fedda

Fedda is the young Edinburgh filmmaker behind Breadmakers, which won the Short Scottish Documentary Award at last year's Edinburgh International Film Festival and heads for Sundance this month. In the past Fedda has filmed a desert monastery in Syria, members of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, and a group of pensioners in Damascus. This film, though, stays closer to home. Following a community of workers with learning disabilities working in a bakery in Gorgie, in Edinburgh, it's a beautifully observed study of the complex systems of communication that the group use as they knead their loaves. We think Fedda's going places, and not just in Gorgie.

The full article can be viewed on the Scotland On Sunday website.

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