Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cliff Lift Restoration Film

               Film maker Jan Cawood. The return of the cliff lift carriages,Stephen J Dowd
A short documentary by local film maker Jan Cawood will reveal the behind the scenes story of the Saltburn Cliff lift restoration.
Jan followed the carriages from being lifted off the tracks in November to the specialist Northumberland firm, Stanegate Restorations to document the whole process.
She said: “It’s been a labour of love for those who restored the lifts as well as my film crew who documented the events over a five month period. Travelling between Saltburn and Haltwhistle in all weathers was also a real
challenge given the snow we had.”
Jan hopes to make the new documentary about the restoration available to view shortly after the re-opening. She said: “I love seaside architecture and felt it was a great opportunity to capture this period of the carriages’ history on film for others to share. It’s also a portrait of the craftsmanship that Stanegate Restorations employed and a tribute to everyone who loves the lift.”
Jan’s first film about the cliff lift called ‘55Seconds’ will be screened at this year’s Saltburn Short Film Festival on Thursday, 12th May at 7pm. More details about her new film will be shared when available.

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