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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?, was performed as part of the 2015 & 2018 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 Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess) children's books and stage shows. The shows were performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018. A NEW show, Princess Pumpalot: The Ghostly Farting Monk Hunt will be performed at Le Monde in George Street during the 2019 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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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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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.

 

Breadmakers at Viscult Festival

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Breadmakers has been selected for the seventh annual International Festival of Visual Culture in Joensuu, Finland, which will take place between September 26th and 30th 2007. The main theme of Viscult 2007 festival is "Daily Bread".

The Festival of Visual Culture is a personal event with the majority of filmmakers present to introduce their work encouraging the opportunity for profound discussions of the films, film-making, and culture. The festival is also in close co-operation with the University of Joensuu and its students.

Through the years Viscult, the Finnish film festival, introducing ethnographic, anthropological and documentary films, has seen many great filmmakers and visual anthropologists such as Asen Balikci, Peter Biella, Gary Kildea, David MacDougall, Colette Piault, Faye Ginsburg, Judith Okely and Jay Ruby among many others.

The festival in Joensuu, which is located near the Russian border in Finland, is known for its warm and intimate atmosphere and, of course, the Finnish sauna.

 


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