Thu, 29 Sept|
Online Webinar, via Zoom
The Railway Children Return: Q&A with the team behind the film
Join Producer Jemma Rodgers, Casting Director Kate Ringsell, Editor Rebecca Lloyd and Costume Designer Dinah Collin as they discuss the making of The Railway Children Return, ahead of its release on Digital on 30 September and Blu-ray and DVD on 3 October 2022.
Time & Location
29 Sept 2022, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
Online Webinar, via Zoom
About the Event
Join Producer Jemma Rodgers, Casting Director Kate Ringsell, Editor Rebecca Lloyd and Costume Designer Dinah Collinas they discuss the making of The Railway Children Return, ahead of its release on Digital on 30 September and Blu-ray and DVD on 3 October 2022.
The Railway Children Return
Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, The Railway Children Return is an enchanting, moving, and heart-warming adventure for a new generation.
1944 – As life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children – Lily (Beau Gadsdon), Pattie (Eden Hamilton) and Ted (Zac Cudby) Watts – are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth.
There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie Waterbury (Jenny Agutter, reprising her iconic role in the original film), her daughter, Annie (Sheridan Smith), and grandson Thomas (Austin Haynes), and with their help the evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside.
When the children discover injured American soldier Abe (KJ Aikens), hiding out in the railyard at Oakworth Station, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to assist their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home.
17:55: Please join the webinar waiting room
18:00: Discussion with team behind The Railway Children Return
18:45: Audience Q&A
Jemma Rodgers – Producer
Jemma is a multi-award-winning producer of landmark comedy and drama shows including the BBC’s cult hit The League of Gentlemen, Alison Jackson’s Double Take, Victoria Wood with all the Trimmings, Frank Cottrell Boyce’s one-off drama God on Trial and DC Moore’s Not Safe for Work. In 2002 she set up Junction Films and went on to produce Irvine Welsh’s first original film for TV, C4’s BAFTA-nominated Wedding Belles. Jemma worked with STUDIOCANAL to develop her first originated story, a film sequel to the beloved family classic The Railway Children - The Railway Children Return, which was released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 15 July 2022. Alongside The Railway Children Return, Jemma is due to start production in 2023 of the darkly twisted all-female crime comedy Keep the Faith, an original screenplay by Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh, which she has developed for cinema along with Creative Scotland and the BFI.
Kate Ringsell – Casting Director
Kate Ringsell is a British London-based casting director who has worked on numerous projects in film and television.
Kate has recently completed work on The Flash for Warner Bros / DC and the second season of the successful drama Fate: The Winx Saga for Netflix. Her past feature credits include Peter Pan and Wendy, Tolkien, Justice League, The Lost City of Z and My Dinner with Hervé, which was nominated for a 2019 Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie.
She has also worked extensively in television casting. Her credits include Netflix’s Sense8, Sky Atlantic’s Riviera, Epix’s Berlin Station and Starz’s Network’s Counterpart. As a Casting Associate, Kate’s credits include Edge of Tomorrow, Fast & Furious 6, I Give it a Year and Cloud Atlas.
Dinah Collin – Costume Designer
Dinah Collin is a Costume Designer whose work has featured in some of the most seminal television dramas and films. Perhaps her most well-known television work was in the BBC’s 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice, for which she won an EMMY Award for Best Costume. She also won a BAFTA for BBC2’s Portrait of a Marriage. As her career began to progress Dinah began to transfer her talents to film. Some of the highlights include Paul Greengrass’ The Bourne Supremacy, Roman Polanski’s The Ghost with Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan, Dad’s Army, The Infiltratorstarring Bryan Cranston and Diana Kruger, My Cousin Rachel and Blackbird both directed by Roger Michel and Gwendirected by William McGregor for which she won the BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Costume Design. In addition to The Railway Children Return, Dinah also recently worked on The Duke, directed by Roger Michell.
Rebecca Lloyd – Editor
Rebecca Lloyd was a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit honouree in 2016 for her additional editing on Andrea Arnold’s feature American Honey which won the Jury Prize at Cannes 2016. Since then, Rebecca has edited Feature Dramas, Documentaries and approximately 20 short films many of which have gone on to win international awards.
In addition to The Railway Children Return, Rebecca’s feature credits include Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself, Corrina Faith's The Power, Aml Ameen's Boxing Day, Aki Omoshaybi Real and Emily Harris's Carmilla. Rebecca was a BIFA 2021 Nominee for 'Best Editing' and British Film Editors Cut Above Awards 2022 Winner for 'Best Editing' on Andrea Arnold's feature documentary Cow, that she co-edited with Nicolas Chaulderge and Jacob Schulsinger. Rebecca has just finished editing Janis Pugh's musical feature Chuck Chuck Baby and is onboard to edit Simon Amstell's third feature Maria in October this year.
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