SECRET OF THE STONE, the

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Places:

  • Angus

Genres:

  • Animation

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Screen Collection

Series:

  • Scottish villages animation series

Decade:

  • 1990s

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Title: SECRET OF THE STONE, the

Reference number: 10026

Date: 1997

Director: d. Jessica Langford and Edward O'Donnelly

Sponsor: Scottish Screen, Scottish Arts Council National Lottery Fund in association with Grampian Television PLC, Scottish Television PLC.

Production company: Wintonhill Animation

Sound: silent

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 6.05 mins

Description: One of a series of ten animation films made by children in small village primary schools in Scotland, also involving the local community. The series was broadcast on Scottish Television and Grampian Television, and distributed on video through schools and libraries.

See also refs 3464, 3465, 3466, (3467), 3468

Credits: Made by children at Aberlamemno Primary School, Pitkennedy Primary School, Maisondieu Primary School Angus [next credit identifies children and staff]

animators Jessica Langford, Edward O'Donnelly
assistant Angus Ferguson

excerpts from the voice of Carynyx composed and played by John Kenny
Copyright British Music Label, Forties Recording Company

A Wintonhill Animation production for Scottish Screen, The Scottish Arts Council Lottery Fund with association with Grampian Television PLC, Scottish Television PLC

The Scottish Village Animation Series
p. Jessica Langford
exec p. Eddie Dick
Copyright Winton Animation 1997

Shotlist: Plasticine children try to plant a tree in a garden. They find a stone and uncover an ancient skeleton buried next to an old pot. The children go back in time and meet the man who is now the skeleton. The man is a stone mason, the stone mason talks to the children about what he is working on: a battle scene showing the Picts and the Northumbrians. The stone mason explains the story as a silhouette cartoon of the battle is shown. The stone mason describes the outcome of the battle and the children admire the finished stone. The stone mason talks about how the stone will last longer than he will to spread the story of the battle. Back in the garden, the children rebury the stonemason