In 2014 Pursued by a Bear were commissioned by The Surrey History Centre to create a video project around the life and works of R.C. Sheriff. Working with four schools in the Elmbridge area we created a video montage of letters written by year 9 and year 10 students that had been inspired by Sherriff’s most famous play Journey’s End. We also made a short documentary outlining Sherriff’s military career which can be seen here.
Roland Wales Michael Lucas Zoe Karens Millie Austin Oliver Williams Molly Underwood Daniel Israel Joe Andrews Anna Pekal Katrina Crow (Hinchley Wood School) Ellie Brosnan Hannah Deacon Danielle Gault Evan Lewsey Enzo Martino Robert May Paula McGechan Grace Polley Robert Tredgold (from Rydens Enterprise School) Rosie Nightingale Jasmine Vaughan Ella-Maria Harrison Bryony Bevan Isobel Jones Thomas Niven Scott Birch Charlie Cuozzo James Derham (from Heathside School) Elysia Abnett Emily Douglas Lottie Buchanan James Barrett Jamie Balloch Harry Lee Liam O’Halleran Vanessa Tang Theo Andrae (from Esher Church of England High School) Voice of RC Sherriff: Lindsay Chambers
Heritage Lottery Fund, RC Sherriff Trust, Surrey County Council, Surrey Heritage
Director: Grant Watson Director of Photography: David Rafique Editor: Lindsay Chambers Sound Recordings: Kim Wallis (Water Rat Studios), Archivist: Zoe Karens Interviewees: Roland Wales, Michael Lucas, Zoe Karens Producer: Jane McGibbon
With special thanks to all at Mike Page, Di Stiff and staff at the Surrey History Centre, Charlotte Best (Esher Church of England High School), Sophie Hibbert (Heathside School), Chris Murray (Hinchley Wood School), Kate Everett (Rydens Enterprise School) Footage reproduced with the kind permission of The Imperial War Museum