Sunday, 25 April 2010

**Little Victorian Secrets**

It's not very often that the postman brings me a surprise, usually bills or bank statements, so I was surprised after hearing the letterbox rattle & a soft thud landing on my doormat. Upon investigating I found a jiffy envelope with a sticker on the back saying 'Fact Not Fiction Films', my hands trembled with excitement as I opened it, as I had already guessed what was inside!!

In November while exhibiting at Kelham Hall, Newark, I had been asked by a film crew if they could interview me for a documentary called 'Little Victorian Secrets', & a few weeks after that I received an e-mail inviting me to the press release private screening of the finished film. Unfortunately I could not attend as it was too far for me to travel with my spinal problem, & I thought that would be the last I would hear from them. But then last week a package arrived for me...a complimentary copy DVD of the finished film!! I resisted for a whole 5 hours before sitting down, by myself, with a cup of tea & watched it. It is mainly filmed at Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens which has the most amazing dollhouse & miniatures exhibition & includes interviews with various miniaturists...including me!! It is a fascinating documentary & can be bought from 'Fact Not Fiction Films' website under the documentary films section. If you do happen to buy a copy please let me know what you think of it :o) Have a great week.x.


Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Well done you, your 5 mins of fame? Leonardslea Gardens is just down the road from us and we are going in the summer. Is it right they are selling the dollshouse setting? Maybe theyll have the DVd there for me to buy and I can go ' oooh i know Kerry!' and be one of those people that name drop he he
Kate xxx

Kerry said...

LOL, Kate!! :o). My partner's told me that he's going to take me there in the summer, too!! (although I'm not going to hold my breath as the best laid plans...etc. Whenever we arrange to do something or go somewhere something always pops up & we have to change plans). I don't know if they are selling the setting, to be honest, I wouldn't have thought so as it must attract a lot of visitors which is always good for business. I do hope you manage to get a copy of the DVD.x.x.x

Patty said...

Thank you so much for writing about this. I have just ordered the film and can't wait to see it. The preview looked wonderful!!!

Kerry said...

Hi Patty, the story behind the dollshouse exhibition is very interesting & the scenery surrounding Leonardslea Lakes & Gardens is breathtaking, as you will find out when the DVD arrives. I hope you enjoy it!! :o) .x.