Funding Body/Client: Heritage Lottery Fund
Goals: To teach the lesser known history of the early days of the Pilgrim Fathers, before they arrived in America
This was a Heritage Lottery Funded Project which resulted in a documentary learning resource on the history of the Pilgrim Fathers. The documentary tells the early story of the titular group and how they came to be. Rather than focussing on their well-documented life in the New World, it looks into what led them to flee the country they loved as well as chart their perilous efforts and determination in making such a journey. The production utilises historical re-enactment, CGI imagery and interviews with experts on the subject to tell the story of the people that would become ‘The Pilgrim Fathers’.
It was produced with the help of volunteers and local historians, who worked with community groups on the creation of the historical re-enactments. The documentary has been picked up for educational distribution by TMW Media Group. You can find out more and buy it here.