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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".

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The Rest Is Silence

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Title: The Rest Is Silence

Year of production: 2005

Genre: Documentary

Running time: 10 minutes

Director: Andrew Henderson

Producers: Robin Mitchell and Jim Hickey

The Rest is Silence follows the course of an unidentified body through its progress from discovery to burial.

This film focuses not on the body itself (i.e. not on the actual corpse, nor on the procedural aspects of autopsy, attempts at identification etc.), but on the people around it.

The essential silence of the body, the former person for whom all this work is done, forms the core of the film. The characters of the people around it (police officers, morticians, mortuary attendants etc.) are explored in a silence mirroring that of the body, without unnecessary verbal commentary.

Specifically, the film attempts to expose the nature of the silent world through which a body passes on its way to its final resting place.

The Rest Is Silence is Andrew Henderson's directorial debut. It was filmed as part of the Bridging The Gap scheme in June 2005.

The film can be viewed on the Scottish Documentary Institute website. More information about this and Andrew's other work is available at his MySpace page.

Festivals and Awards

  • 2005: Edinburgh International Film Festival (UK) Industry Screening.
  • 2005: Nominated by BAFTA Scotland in the category of best first-time Director.
  • 2006: The Real Life on Film Festival (Australia). An official part of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games cultural programme.
  • 2006: Celtic Film and Television Festival (UK). Director Andrew Henderson Wins the Frank Copplestone First Time Director Award.
  • 2006: Silverdocs: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (USA).
  • 2006: Huesca Film Festival (Spain).
  • 2006: Mecal Interntional Short Film Festival (Spain).
  • 2006: DokumentART European Film Festival (Germany).
  • 2006: DocuDays: Beirut International Documentary Festival (Lebanon).
  • 2006: Cucalorus Film Festival (USA).
  • 2006: International Urban Film Festival (Iran).
  • 2008: The International Festival of Cinema and Technology (USA). Best Cinematography in a Documentary and Best Experimental Documentary.
 

And So Goodbye

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Title: And So Goodbye

Year of production: 2004

Genre: Documentary

Running time: 24 minutes

Director: Jim Hickey

Producer: Robin Mitchell

Finding some hand-made film magazines at home, Robin Mitchell learns about a film that his father starred in and produced in 1943. With his father too ill to tell him about it, he embarks on a search that leads him to the film and to the home of its director Robert Edwards. In a revealing interview, Robert Edwards talks about his lifelong passion for films and tells the story behind the film's production by a small group of enthusiasts in Fife. Robin eventually reunites the filmmakers at an emotional 60th anniversary screening of the film.

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