I was delighted to discover as part of my research into my next project on the Welsh Marches that another heritage film maker has visited and made a very good documentary about Hopton Castle. This is one of the places I am currently seeking permission to film for the next episode.
Peter Ralley is a professional photographer and former headteacher. He obviously has a passion for history, like myself, and his website is full of wonderful videos about the past. Peter works mainly in the community and heritage sector which to me makes him stand out of the crowd because there are so few film makers out there passionately making features about our history.
What I also admire is the way he has the whole family involved in the production of his work and it is very similar to how I work with my daughter Georgie, (camera woman) and friends and colleagues assisting in the film making process.
Do check out his recent film at Hopton Castle if you get a chance and visit his website for further information: