HIDDEN CONNECTIONS: CHANGE ON THE STADE
‘Change On The Stade’ tells the story of the fishing fleet in Hastings through memories and archive footage. The film was made by secondary school students, who had the unique opportunity to work with a community filmmaker (Tom Hillenbrand) to use archive footage creatively, whilst learning (live-action) filmmaking skills.
Commissioned by the Stade Education Project and Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society.
Funded by Screen South and Heritage Lottery Fund.
View the full film here
WRVS HERITAGE PLUS EASTBOURNE: BEAUTIFUL CHINESE PLACE
Beautiful Chinese Place: part 1
Beautiful Chinese Place: part 3
Beautiful Chinese Place: part 4
During the autumn of 2009 film maker Tom Hillenbrand and WRVS Heritage co-ordinator Hamish MacGillivray worked with students and elders from the Eastbourne District Chinese Community Association to discover the origins of the Chinese community in Eastbourne.
The project started as an animation workshop then developed into a video scrapbook using oral history, animating old adverts, and excerpts from Mick Hyman’s collection of unseen home movies of Hong Kong and Eastbourne.
Clues about the first Chinese restaurants were discovered at Eastbourne Library. The library has old tourism brochures and Eastbourne Herald newspapers that show adverts of Chinese run restaurants from the 1950s.
The film is called “Beautiful Chinese Place” after an Eastbourne Herald article written in 1970 describing the new Chinese take-aways appearing in Eastbourne.