Centenary Film for a beekeepers' charity

This is a film that I wrote and directed for the Twickenham & Thames Valley Beekeepers Association in 2019.

It presented no end of logistical challenges.

Cinematographer: Candida Richardson
Producer: Laurel Parker
Sound Recordist: Rory Smith
Composer: Henry Bird
Post Production Sound: 5A Studios
Post Production Grade: Wash London
Narrator: Holli Dillon

The film

Recognition from the charity sector.

Tricky filming conditions

Nominated for Best British Short Film (TBA)

Rory Smith the sound recordist

Microphones placed inside a hive

This film is also streaming on the website of the national organisation. "A lovely film".

The film will screen at this festival in Hungary with dates set for mid September.

Macro lens work

Adding colour to beekeeping

The TTVBKA members being filmed

The film crew in bee suits

Evening light with the smokers creating a haze

Also selected for the Inheritance Film Festival with a broadcast screening in March 2021. Further details to follow.

Interviewing the patron and former local MP: Sir Vince Cable

The director’s view of Vince Cable MP

Broadcast on NVTV (25/6 March) and Latest TV Brighton, KMTV Kent, Notts TV Nottingham and Sheffield Live Local TV (18 April 2021)


A film to mark the Centenary in 2019


Writer, director


Twickenham & Thames Valley Beekeepers Association


5 August 2019