I was asked by Durham based Filmmakers Lone Pine Pictures if they could use my Northern Grit Project illustration of John Duck (left) as a promotional image for their coincidentally-themed, award-winning documentary The Butcher Baronet. My partner Gary Miller was asked to contribute a song he had written for his in-production Folk-Rock opera, also, totally coincidentally, entitled The Butcher Baronet (You can listen to the song below). Gary and I both appeared in the film, which was great fun - until I had to watch myself in it!
The Butcher Baronet Documentary Film
An independent production by Lone Pine Pictures, made to highlight important local history and is filmed entirely in County Durham. This documentary tells the story of Sir John Duck, a poor butcher who became Mayor and Baronet. He was nicknamed ‘Durham’s Dick Whittington.’