Cadies Productions Ltd

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Cadies Productions

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, will be performed at Le Monde in George Street during the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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: A Star in the Shadow

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Breadmakers Director Yasmin Fedda has been invited to appear at the Star and Shadow Cinema, Battlefield, Newcastle Upon Tyne, on Wednesday 19th December at 7.30pm where she will be in discussion with Light Bulb 08 Director, Craig.

Kuwaiti-born Palestinian film-maker Yasmin Fedda has a background in anthropology, and has worked on several film projects in the Middle East, USA and around the UK, including working with Bridge and Tunnel Productions in Newcastle. She comes to the Star and Shadow to talk about her life, politics, work, and future projects, all informed by a migratory life that has taken her from Palestine to Canada, Qatar to Scotland and Syria to Kuwait.

They will also be showing two of Yasmin’s short documentaries:

Breadmakers (2007, 11 mins) looks at the intricate social relationships in a community of milking desertworkers with learning disabilities making a variety of organic breads for shops in Edinburgh.

Milking the Desert (2004, 25 mins) explores the life of Frederic, a French novice at the St. Moses the Abyssinian monastery deep in the Syrian desert. We follow him and Syrian monk Boutrous through their daily chores and routines: milking goats, making cheese and praying. Their lives create a backdrop for Muslim and Christian relations in the area.

 

Breadmakers toasted at Sundance

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This is an article taken from The Scotsman newspaper on the 7th December 2007.

Flavoured with linseed, walnut or oatmeal, organic bread from the Garvald Bakery is already famous with diners at some of Scotland's top eateries. Now a film about a unique community of bakers with learning disabilities is poised to spread the Edinburgh-based bakery's reputation to the United States.

Breadmakers, a 11-minute documentary, has won a screening at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. The event, founded by the actor Robert Redford, is held in Park City, Utah.

The film, which has no voice-over or narrative, concentrates on about four adults from more than 30 who work in the bakery in the capital's Gorgie Road, part of the Garvald Centre.

Funded by the Bridging the Gap new talent initiative, the film has shown at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and at another festival in Iran.

 

Breadmakers selected for Sundance

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Breadmakers has been selected for the Sundance Film Festival. Breadmakers Director Yasmin Fedda was suitably excited. “It’s a big festival to be invited to. I will be making a big effort to attend”.

Each year the Sundance Film Festival selects 200 films for exhibition from more than 8000 submissions. More than 50,000 people attend screenings in twelve theatres in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah. In addition to discovering filmmaking's newest talent through the Festival's program of documentary, dramatic, and short film, Festivalgoers experience live music shows, panel discussions with leading filmmakers and industry figures, parties celebrating the Festival community, and more.

The Sundance Film Festival takes place from the 17th – 27th January 2008.

 

Breadmakers Jury Duty

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Breadmakers Director Yasmin Fedda has been asked to sit on the film jury at the Ofensiva International Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland from 6th-9th December 2007.

The main part of the Festival will be the International Competition organised in four categories: plot, document, animation and video-clip. The competing movies will be judged by a professional jury. Moreover, during this year's edition in the cycle "World's Festivals", the festival will present images that were rewarded and appreciated from other festivals abroad; whereas in the cycle "New National Cinema" they will show the most interesting and the most important films from selected national cinematographers.

Audiences will have an opportunity to watch many films from all over the world that haven't yet been screened in Poland. In previous years the film festival has shown movies produced in distant and exotic countries such as; Georgia, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Brazil, China, Taiwan, Singapore and India.

 


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