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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".

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Breadmakers: Channel 4


This article was published on Channel 4’s 4Talent website.

Yasmin Fedda is a Lebanese Canadian national, of Palestinian origin, raised in Kuwait. So what was she doing in Gorgie of all places? As she tells Malcolm Jack, it's all about bridging the gap.

Yasmin originally arrived in Scotland to study social anthropology in Edinburgh. After graduating, she moved to Manchester to do a postgraduate in visual anthropology, which is where she first started looking at life through the camera lens.

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Breadmakers Shoot First


Breadmakers is to be screened at the Shoot First event at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse on Wednesday 12th December 2007.

Shoot First is an independent organisation holding short film events in Scotland. They give filmmakers an opportunity to have their work seen on the big screen, showcasing work from around the world.

December’s event also features:

Crosswords (James Malcolm, Scotland 2007, 9min)

Mrs Mitchell thinks she's receiving messages through crossword puzzles, and she keeps them filed in boxes, which pack her house from floor to ceiling. One day a salesman calls who says he can help her clean up the mess.

Standing Start (Finlay Pretsell & Adrian McDowall, Scotland 2007, 15 min)

Craig is considered the fastest lead-out cyclist in the world. We experience what flashes through his head as he's locked into the blocks, awaiting the starting gun to fire and sense the feeling as he's whizzing round the velodrome.


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.


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