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The continued impact of Addicted to Sheep: it has reached over 1.6 million viewers!

Posted on November 1st, by admin in Our blogs. Comments Off on The continued impact of Addicted to Sheep: it has reached over 1.6 million viewers!

School Reprieved

Some of you will already know that earlier this year Forest-of-Teesdale School which featured in Addicted to Sheep was threatened to be closed by Durham County Council as it was seen as not being viable. It was sad news for the children, the parents and the community on a whole. We made some clips from the film available for them to use and show the benefits of having a small school in a rural area both for the children and the community. We are now delighted to say that after a lot of hard work from the School Board, the parents, the community and all of you who have signed a petition and showed your support Durham County Council decided to keep it open for now and for a lot longer we hope. Great news and a relief for everyone involved.

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Time to Celebrate!

Posted on October 7th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

We still can’t believe that we have completed the 85 minutes version of Addicted to Sheep. We still have a lot of things to do in order to take the film to audiences but the team thought that before we continue on our journey, it was time for celebration! We are a happy bunch!

If you haven’t read our latest Addicted to Sheep’s newsletter about our plans for the future you can read it here http://eepurl.com/3TOZv. If you would like to make sure you receive it directly to your email address you can sign up on the film’s homepage http://www.addictedtosheep.com/.



You can still be part of our crowdfunding campaign

Posted on April 26th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

It’s a great feeling. We’ve reached our goal. And now, with a wave of goodwill towards our film, and the edit in front of us, will you please help us imagine an even more successful campaign? If you wanted to be part of it but haven’t had the chance to yet, you still can!

Post-production isn’t the final step in making a film. After the film is made, there are still festival submissions to pay for, legal, distribution and promotional costs to name but a few. Our post-production budget was small and largely based on a lot of good will from our small team who have all put their heart and soul into the film. If we can achieve a higher goal in this campaign right now, that just means a finished film without seeking out other funds further down the … Read More »



Addicted to Sheep Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted on April 23rd, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

We set out to raise £7K to complete our first indie feature-length documentary, Addicted to Sheep 2 weeks ago. With a three week campaign in mind, all from our own website to minimise admin fees, it’s been a steep learning curve, fun and frantic at times. We’re now moving into the final week and have learnt a lot! It’s about building an audience as much as raising the funds. Reaching out and raising awareness. Listening too.

There’s still time to be part of this very special film. Find out how you can be involved by visiting our donate page



We are now crowd-funding

Posted on April 9th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

4 years in the making, we’ve achieved more than we ever thought possible, but we now need your HELP to finish the film………………….. Please Watch, Pledge and Share

Find out what motivates a farmer’s daughter from Brittany to spend 18 months filming in all weathers high up in the North Pennines.   We warmly invite you to hear more about the Director’s very personal film-making journey in this short message from Magali Pettier.  We think you will like it.

For more information about our crowd-funding campaign, you can read our Newsletter: We invite you to be part of something special here.



Addicted to Sheep feature film

Posted on October 14th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

We’ve been very busy co-producing our first indie feature length documentary and are now starting to let people know a little bit more about it while we are in post-production.

Directed and filmed by one of our film directors Magali Pettier, it’s been a labour of love and the rest of the team has gradually become hooked, as the title suggests. It’s a beautifully shot, heart warming film that allows you to view a world you don’t normally get to see up close.

Addicted to Sheep is an intimate portrait of a year in the life of a tenant farming family who live 1300 feet above sea level in Upper Teesdale. Nothing about their lives seems easy, but with passion and dedication Tom, Kay and their 3 young children (Jack, Esme and Hetty) aspire to succeed in this beautiful, but also harsh … Read More »



Teasing out the heart and soul

Posted on September 3rd, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

We’ve been overwhelmed by the wonderful feedback we’ve had for our film ‘A Jacket for Life’. From creative agencies that have enjoyed the intimate storytelling to people who now feel proud to wear, or even go out and buy a Barbour we seem to have inspired a lot of online talk about the things we most value.

We’re now sharing a few quotes here, alongside links to other blogs so that you can read some of the reviews in full.

Portable TV – Hopelessly Devoted

Magali Pettier and Jan Cawood of Tin Man Films fully understand that the primary purpose of a film is to tell a story, but they venture one step further as they specialize in teasing out the heart and soul of their subject matter with intimate narratives.

Steven Hurley

This is what branded content should be all about, brilliant work, great … Read More »