London’s iconic Blue Plaques mark where the famous lived across the capital. This documentary for prestigious magazine Huck saw me film with the sole family that makes them. Husband and wife team, Frank and Sue welcomed me into their remote Cornish home where they make the plaques, and where son Justin is learning the trade so he can one day take over.
Excitingly, the film was featured on design blog/bible It’s Nice That which is great recognition. This is an extract of their review:
Throughout the film there are shots of the painstaking craftsmanship and dedication needed for the job. There are some lovely moments like when Sue explains how it’s important not to disturb someone’s concentration, while simultaneously interrupting Justin as he fills in the letters saying, “This is all still too thick here.” As well as a great observation on family life, the film reminds us of the importance of preserving skills like this and the need to pass them down to the next generation.
The documentary was also accepted into the Craft Council’s first film festival “Real to Reel”, showing at the Picturehouse House Central cinema in London.
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