The Hill – the past, present and future of West Wycombe Common

Turtle Canyon has a great tradition of working with the next generation of film-makers, working in schools and running film workshops at Pinewood Studios. They’ve worked with Alistair Will, from Outdoor Culture, for over ten years and have produced many films and projects that involve guiding and teaching young people to make their own videos. The latest has just been released online.


Turtle Canyon Media is very proud to have produced this film-making project on behalf of Outdoor Culture and the Chilterns Conservation Board.  As part of the Board’s HLF-funded Chilterns Commons Project, children from West Wycombe Combined School learned about their local common, West Wycombe Hill.  To complement the National Trust’s current consultation on how the Hill is managed, pupils made a film about the past, present and future of the common.


The project was started during the winter term and was meticulously planned and developed by all those involved before the two filming days in May 2013. The children acted as camera operators, interviewers, actors, directors, writers, interviewees and sound recordists, all under the tutelage of Al & Stuart from Turtle Canyon. Stuart, who attended the film’s premiere and awards ceremony on July 15th added:

Working with young people is a refreshing part of our work at Turtle Canyon, a chance to work with people who are passionate, excitable and keen to try everything involved in production. They bring a new perspective to a film and, guided by our experience, we feel it has led to a genuinely interesting and enjoyable film about the history of Great Britain.

Turtle Canyon Media are full-service production company with more than 10 years’ experience in video and film production, working with clients from a wide range of sectors and producing video content for a variety of media including broadcast commercials, music videos, short films, web promotions, communication films, documentaries, viral videos, events and training videos.


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