He’s a brief one that came to my attention yesterday, and it’s far too good not to share here – the video at the foot of this post was plugged on twitter by it’s creators, Foreel Productions, and I think it’s rather wonderful.
It stars, of course, Brian Stringer, otherwise known as The Clayhanger Kid. Brian’s two books have proven exceedingly popular and are now quite sought after. Last year Brian worked with Sandfields historian and campaigner Dave Moore to record the books for those with insufficient vision to read a printed copy.
A little bird tells me though, that Southcart Books in Walsall has a single copy of The Clayhanger Kid 2 in stock at the moment…
I asked Foreel to tell me about the project, and Jake Barrett promptly responded. He had this to say:
Good afternoon Bob,
Jake Barrett here I hope that you are well.
Just writing you an email with some details about ‘The Clayhanger Kid’, produced by film production company, Foreel Productions.
The Clayhanger Kid is a portrait of inspirational book writer, Brian Stringer, a loving father and granddad who grew up around the West Midlands area of Clayhanger during World War II. This film was created to celebrate his life and his commitment to the Brownhills community.
Information about Foreel Productions
Foreel Productions is a creative film production company working for leading brands worldwide. We are based in Cannock, Staffordshire and our aim is to create high quality, visually captivating films for a wide range of clients across the world. Our highly skilled team of filmmakers, camera crew, writers and editors work closely together to create films, advertisements and tell stories that will inform, inspire and engage your target audience. When it comes to film production, we have the expertise and resources to take your project from initial idea to end product.
All of the crew here at Foreel are qualified and experienced industry professionals with a wide range of skills and expertise from corporate film productions through to network television advertisements, event coverage and aerial videography. This means that we are able to offer an exceptionally high quality service to all our clients and create visually stunning films that will get your message heard.
Managing Director, Foreel Productions
I’d like to congratulate Jake for a brilliant, very professionally made film, and Brian himself for yet again pushing the boundaries of local history into new media. Fantastic stuff.
The Clayhanger Kid is a portrait of inspirational book writer, Brian Stringer, a loving father and granddad who grew up around the West Midlands area of Clayhanger during World War II. This film was created to celebrate his life and his commitment to his Brownhills community.