Production

Saturday the 11th of July 2009 saw us making history... literally. By re-enacting and acting out the Malaya emergency of 1948. Six re-enactors and four actors descended on Brandon, Thetford for five hours of filming.

This project was birthed out of attending one of Reg Counsell’s Malaya reunions and the enthusiastic veterans that were keen to go on camera and tell me their experiences. Keep talking guys whatever you do, keep telling your stories.

After that it was a long process of development. When I contacted Simon Tierney from the Far Setting Sun Far East Living History Group it started to get exciting. That’s when the possibility of getting to work with re-enactors had dawned. Now I was about to find out if I was to be any good at making films.

Actor’s vs Re-enactors: It’s hard to say who’s the best, but they all did a great job and all good to work with. The filming in Thetford was a really great time and I would like to thank everyone for making it so enjoyable.

 

Gary Dagnall our 2nd Director

Gary Dagnall our 2nd Director

Anna, Ava and Niks

Anna, Ava and Niks

The Far Setting Sun Far East Living History Group

The Far Setting Sun Far East Living History Group

In the thick of it

In the thick of it

Niks Vaja

Niks Vaja

L/Sgt Eric Gulston MM

L/Sgt Eric Gulston MM

L/Cpl Reginald Counsell

L/Cpl Reginald Counsell

L/Cpl Reginald Counsell (center)

L/Cpl Reginald Counsell (center)

2nd Battalion on Westminster Bridge

2nd Battalion on Westminster Bridge