On Hungry Hill is an innovative community film project. A full length feature length film that is based on the lives of the workers and hawkers who made their living on the gravel pits of Farnham and Hale in the mid nineteenth century. Part period drama, part fairytale, On Hungry Hill follows Petal, a young woman sold into servitude to a band of travelling players. One night the troupe find themselves attending a wedding at the pit works – and set in motion a sequence of events that ultimately leads to tragedy. With over two hundred participants On Hungry Hill was a large scale production made specifically for schools in Surrey. See the trailer here.
Petal – Lauren McGloan Trevelyan – Dominic Gerrard Aurora – Natalie Loader Hawthorne – Henry Douthwaite Jonah – Joe Mayle Zachariah – Chris Deacon Huddlestone – Jack Warner Erasmus – Daniel Creasey Parthena – Jennifer Tyler Merriwether – James Woodley Hinkley – Jonathan Bourne Lombardi– Edward Degaetano Dervish – Samuel Haughton Captain Forsythe – Jack Freeman Sergeant Jones – Richard Amero Jenny – Sarah Dungworth Lizzie – Felicity Sparks Nester – Joanne Davies Nancy – Daisy Jorgensen Lily – Marian McDonald Reverand – Rob Heasman Surveyor – Noel Thompson Engineer – Paul Smy Mr Fantastic – Ellis Nicholls Hanlon- Hamish MacLeod Mrs Dalgliesh – Louisa Donaldson Mrs Price – Jane Richards Fortune Teller – Margot Tringham Posey Simmons – Naomi Walters Barkeeper – Harry Lawrence Salvation Army Woman – Helen Phillips Reilly– Frank Lillywhite Madam Nickel – Angie Irwin Ellie Smith – Athena Lawton Barman – Gli Keet Gravel pit workers: Winston Burrows, Jack Pook, Bill Jackson, Sofia Lahmann, Callum Graham, Mateusz Szczesniak, Roger Gould, Roseanne Stearn, Claire Randell, Jonathan Dew, Harry Mabbett, Dan Baines, Charlie Salter, Duncan Trevithick. Agricultural workers and townsfolk; Oliver Reynolds, Lindsay Langrish, Emily Langrish, Marion Lawrence, Lorna Anderson, and the townsfolk of Deadwood..
Director; Grant Watson Producer; Jane McGibbon Director of Photography: David Rafique Sound Design; Dickie Earll Art Director: Hamish MacLeod Costume Design: Jean Arthur Tailor: Susie Cardy Construction: Kev Burleigh Assistant Producer; Nina Kästner Line Producer: Rebecca Dale-Everett Assistant Directors; Callum Graham, Rebecca Dale-Everett, Roseanne Stearn Gaffers: Sofia Lahmann Mateusz Szczesniak, Claire Randell Jonathan Dew Boom; Patrick Casey, Dickie Earll Second Boom: Tim Stone Camera Team: Ana Inceu (MIT?) Sofia Lahmann Mateusz Szczesniak Roger Gould Emily Berry Duncan Trevithick Props Master: Oliver Reynolds Props Assistant: Sophie Newton Costumes Assistant: Lorna Anderson Production Assistants: Winston Burrows, Frank Lillywhite Train drivers; Bernie Knibbs, Bernie Peters Bunting: Margot Tringham, Marion Lawrence, Sandra White…
Heritage Lottery Fund Surrey County Council Farnham Institute Charity Waverley Borough Council
With special thanks to Geoff Wallis and the members of Hale History Group With grateful thanks to the board of trustees, director, staff and volunteers at the Rural Life Centre, the Mayor and townsfolk of Wattlehurst Farm, Brian Betchley, Stephen Langrish of Pyle Farm, Waverley Borough Council, Steve Webster and the Rangers at Frensham Ponds, the staff and volunteers of RSPB Farnham Heath, members of the Old Kiln Light Railway, Visual Elements Ltd., Hale Institute Village Hall, Hale Scouts, Farnham Maltings, A Touch of Class Catering, Dave Cheesman, and Roy Poole