A young man distances himself from his heritage as he struggles with bereavement. It takes an adventure with a persistent chicken, fireside fraudsters, a magic tally stick and new love to bring him home to where he belongs.

Commissioned by
Eden Arts
Produced and Directed by
Tom LLoyd
Written by
Cathianne Hall
Aidan Mcgleenan
Tilly Mae Ogden
Elaine Whitewood
Flo Goodbrand~LLoyd
The Scarlett Shot
Kerri Layton
Poker Joe
Joe Fleming
Bill LLoyd
CGi and Data wrangling
Jason Threlfall
Performance Director
Tim Fleming
Sound recording and soundtrack
Dan Fox
Ed Jennings
Seven Sisters
D&W Vocal Group
Stooge 1
Tom Kat Wilson
Stooge 2
Iain Henshaw
Stooge 3
Adrian Lochhead
Stooge 4
Jimi Ogden
Stooge 5
Steve Grundy
Horse and Carter
Barny Maurice
The Chicken
Davina McCawl
The Geese
Hawkshead Free Range Geese
The Sheep
Stephen Bateman, Lambrigg
Bellevue Rendezvous
Niklas Aman
The Macaroon Ceilidh Band
Behind the scenes photos

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About the project

Short film screened outdoors on a big screen as finale to Eden Arts Winter Droving torchlight procession with live narration and singing.

Tarn, a young man from the Fells, tries to distance himself from his home and his heritage as he struggles to come to terms with the death of his shepherd father. It’s time for the droving, but Tarn can’t face leading his family’s flock to Penrith. He sets out on a haphazard adventure to make his own way in the world, but the pull of his family, a new love and his feelings for the place he is hefted to, prove too strong. It takes an adventure away from home for him to realise where he truly belongs.

Awards & Screenings

Penrith Winter Festival
November 30th 2013


A Dreamtime Film project

Dreamtime Film is an award-winning independent film company based near Windermere in Cumbria. We produce original fiction and documentary films in partnership with arts, educational and corporate organisations throughout the UK.

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