Lieutenant General Jonathon Riley CB DSO

Lieutenant General Jonathon Riley CB DSO

Just Druid has been working with Lieutenant General Riley for past 18 months on developing a proposal for a 10 part TV series about an unknown event in the Bosnian Civil War - Unknown because it ended happily and never made the front pages !

N.B. This proposal has now been finalised and is being marketed as a £ multi-million project

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Druid’s lead creative writer, Dan Ready is working with the University of West London’s London School of Music to develop a play that will help raise the profile of an incredible project the school are doing on the correlation between classical music and the cruel illness of dementia

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In 1894, the villages of the South Wales Valleys were at the epicentre of the boom in British Mining - The valleys were rich in steam coal, much sought after by the British Navy to protect the trading routes of the British Empire. The pits were at the cutting edge of modern technology with vast fortunes there to be made.

Druid has teamed up with short films prize winner - Jonathon James - to develop a new take on the horrific mining disaster that befell the pit killing 290 men and boys and 123 horses - and how Mother Earth claimed its own price for giving up its plentiful bounty.

Von Braun in 1962

Von Braun in 1962

Our 5th project is about two men from World War II - both very determined and loyal to their countries - One was Werner Von Braun the famous German-American rocket genius who helped the Americans land a rocket on the moon, the other, Arthur “Honka” Ready, one of 10 children born into poverty, who was a talented boxer and had joined the RAF in 1939 and trained as a heavy bomber air-gunner.

Our film focuses on the period of how their paths crossed in 1941, when the RAF was sent to bomb the Nazis’ secret rocket work at Peenemunde and the aftermath of the raid.

SGT A W ‘honka’ Ready Air gunner, RAF 1940

SGT A W ‘honka’ Ready Air gunner, RAF 1940

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One of the secrets of Just druid’s success is working with talented people, who want to take their film ideas up to another level ….

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