Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Quite Remarkable Story


Have you ever embarked on a project which is extensive but has to be reduced to something manageable? So with our short documentary on young Cameron Foster, Olympic Torchbearer, sports coach and fund raiser, which we hope to release in August.
Cameron sees it next week as a first cut after several hours of filmed interviews and activities have been reduced to just 17 mins.
This is a quite remarkable story about a young man who after a nasty accident aged 9, recovered and set about making better lives for other less fortunate people. 
In making this film, we have had support from famous and prominent people locally and nationally who are 100% behind what Cameron is trying to do.
The film will help you to understand, admire and most of all help him to help others.
Hardy Productions UK are proud to donate this film to Cameron and those he helps.
Watch this space!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Creating something special

Since the end of May we have been filming material for a short film on young Cameron Foster, Olympic Torchbearer, supporter in the community and fund raiser.
This has taken us to several different venues to watch him in action, at the Street Games annual dinner, coaching disabled children at sports, the lighting of the Wigan Beacon, the carrying of the torch through Hindley and so on.
We are indebted for the support we have received in the making this film, from such interviewees as Martin Ainscough, Trevor Barton MBE, Brian Blessed, Sue Heritage and others, all of whom have given their time to say strong, positive and supportive things about Cameron. And a special mention of Cameron's parents who took the brunt of the consequences of Cameron's skiing accident when he was 9, which triggered what he does today.
We are not quite finished yet, and there is still some filming to do. But the hardest task will be in the editing, reducing the 7 hours of material that we have down to around 7 minutes!
Then we hope to have something that will help Cameron to promote the many charities that he supports, as well as himself.
We hope to be able to release the film by the end of August or early September.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Manchester Strider UK World Cup - the first of its kind?

A race is about to start!
The scene is the BMX Track at the National Cycling Centre, Manchester (June 30th, 2012) and 120 children between the ages of 2 and 5, accompanied by at least one parent, have assembled for the first event of its kind in the United Kingdom.
Hardy Productions UK were commissioned by Strider to film the event and turn the film into something short and promotional for the event, showing the kids (and parents) having fun.
Two cameras were used to record the event and in particular the highlights of the various no-pedal races, 2 year olds and 3 year olds on the flat, and 4 year olds and 5 year olds on the hills. The enthusiasm was overwhelming - nothing deterred them. And then it was discovered that the youngest of all, at 22 months, had also been competing on his bike with the 4 year olds!
Some of the winners go on to the World event in Florida later in 2012.
After the event, our task was to reduce the film from 3 hours to 4 minutes! Not an easy task.

Thanks to Strider Cup, Sway Communications and Melrose Kids for commissioning the film and their support.
Click here for the resulting film, made in association with Freezeframe Productions.
The good news is that it doesn't end here as further BMX no-pedal events are organised for the BMX Track and it is hoped that there will be more Strider UK World Cup events in the planning.