This archived event took place on 17/02/2021.

An uplifting short film featuring BSL, storytelling and song.

Age 5+ and families.

Mr Popple is a kind, elderly man who lives alone with just his pet tortoise, Tommy, for company. When his neighbours suddenly find themselves housebound, he notices their struggles and sets out to share some joy.

His acts of kindness transform strangers into friends (and pop stars!) and a community is born.

Running time: 17 minutes


Writer: Mike Peacock

Filmmaker: Nick Farrimond

Director: Gilly Baskeyfield

Assistant Director: Caroline Kennedy

Composer/ Original Song/MD: James Atherton

Set, Props and Costume: Joss Matzen & Sharon McWilliams

BSL Interpreter: Rebekah Mills Strawson

Photography: Lewis Wileman

Sound Engineer: Christophe Bride

Mr Popple: Declan Wilson

Tommy the Tortoise: Roman

Neighbours: Luke & Bronwyn Walker, Purvi Parmar, Guy Hargreaves & Nicola McRoy, Shirley, Sam & Edward Jamil