Last week saw Keith and myself in Horning on the Norfolk Broads with a film crew making a movie.
The director (John Stanley) had called to ask if we could think of a suitable "period" vessel" and ideally a suitable backdrop.
I had met John 2 years ago when he was looking for a boat for himself.
We were able to help thanks to Nigel and Carol Foster, the owners of "Southern Star" who allowed us and the crew full use of their boat and their home with mooring which was ideal.
Below is a more detailed explanation of the film from the director;
Last month at the Cannes Film Festival Wentworth Media and Arts announced a brand new funding and production organisation headed up by four leading industry figures City funder veteran Dean Goldberg, international marketing executive Bill Lewis, Ex EMI Music CEO Eric Nicoli and multi award winning film maker and record producer John Stanley. The festival announcement related to motion pictures but the organisation also made a provisional announcement of a major 6 part television Arts documentary series written and currently being directed by John Stanley. Based on the same theme of music reflecting its times as his best selling book now published in 16 languages it is currently being shot in London studios and various locations including Norfolk where John Stanley lives.
Amongst the East Anglian scenes was the recreation of a 1960's boating holiday and Stanley, a boat owner himself, turned to Gary at Boatshed Norfolk to source a correct motor boat and use his local knowledge to provide an untroubled backwater location. Film production will continue throughout 2013 and detail announcement about the series will be released nearer completion.