Here at Just Druid we believe ideas for our films must be relevant to themes and events that are happening in the modern world. We want our films to be personal - to not only celebrate the relationships we have with those closest to us, but to commemorate special moments in history.
The 31st July of this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. The Battle of Passchendaele was a major campaign of WW1 and took place in Flanders on the western front, where allies fought the German Empire for control of the city resulting in half a million soldiers dying in the space of only 3 months.
The anniversary will be commemorated all over the world. Scotland are to hold a themed weekend named ‘The long road to Passchendaele’, Canada will hold a ceremony of remembrance along with Australia and New Zealand, and Flanders in Passchendaele will hold a free weekend exhibition. We want to pay a tribute to those that lost their lives during the battle, and their families and loved ones.
Just Druid are working closely with SSAFA, Britain's oldest military charity and the only one in existence at the outbreak of WW1
Follow the link for more information - https://www.ssafa.org.uk/
Here at Just Druid we are inspired by associations that try to benefit those that have been affected by disastrous events like war, and we feel privileged to work alongside SSAFA in preparation for our new film about the Battle of Passchendaele and those that lost their lives. We plan to resonate the message in our new film the message of remembrance – that we must not forget those that have and are serving for us, and their memory must be celebrated for years to come.
We are working with some talented film students at the University of South Wales to come up with ideas for the film’s script and how to film it - It will then be professionally edited in London. The film will not only be a form of remembrance to the war in 1917, but a tribute to the amazing work of SSAFA.