The Museum has collaborated with Entertainingly Different and Artaura Productions to create five short films, each focused on a different area of Dartmoor’s rich history. Prehistoric, Medieval and Victorian times are covered as well as the importance of mining and farming to the area.
The films were shot and edited by Matt Biggs and feature Rob Pudner who is joined by well known Devon folk singer/songwriter Jim Causley.
Rob plays a time travelling curator who jumps between the Museum and relevant locations within the Dartmoor National Park, with just a click of his fingers. Jim plays the button accordion whilst singing traditional folk songs to embellish the stories. He also performs one of his own compositions.
The five films run in order and Rob interacts with the viewers asking questions and playing guessing games. Each film is about 6 minutes long and there is something at the end of every one that leads you into the next.
We have aimed the films towards KS 1 and KS 2 but have realised that children of all ages enjoy them.