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Former Spalding High School student works with Market Deeping Model Railway Club members on new film



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A film maker from Spalding is in pre-production for a new short film called Dream Big.

Pip Swallow's film was developed through the British Film Institute's South East Talent Hub, and the BFI will also partially fund the project.

Dream Big is a dark comedy about a woman who can control the world via her model railway. The project will be a collaboration with students from the Model Design BA at the University of Hertfordshire and the Market Deeping Model Railway Club (MDMRC).

Pictured, from left, are: Bill Sowerby, Pip Swallow, Tom Smith, Travis Taylor, Libby Marsh and David Ashwood. Photo: Photo: Robert D Tysall
Pictured, from left, are: Bill Sowerby, Pip Swallow, Tom Smith, Travis Taylor, Libby Marsh and David Ashwood. Photo: Photo: Robert D Tysall

The MDMRC made headlines in 2019 when their exhibition in Stamford was vandalised and a fundraising effort saw donations flood in from all over the world, including one from veteran rock star Rod Stewart.

Former Spalding High School student Pip said:"Working with Bill Sowerby and the rest of the MDMRC has been a dream come true. They're brilliant engineers and artists.

"It's fantastic to see them problem solve and be creative with the set they're creating for us in miniature! Likewise the students have been inspiring- they're all so talented.'

An example of the Model Railway Club's work for the film. Photo: Robert D Tysall
An example of the Model Railway Club's work for the film. Photo: Robert D Tysall

Dream Big is executive produced by Louise Reeve, also from Spalding.

If you would like to contribute to the making of this film, donations can be made at their fundraising page greenlit.com/project/dream-big

Many perks are available in return for your contribution, including the potential to be an extra in the film.

An example of the Model Railway Club's work for the film. Photo: Robert D Tysall
An example of the Model Railway Club's work for the film. Photo: Robert D Tysall


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