I’m delighted to announce that fund-raising for an independent, feature-length documentary, For All We Know, is about to begin.
Inspired by the taxi charity, the Black Cab drivers and the veterans I’ve had the great pleasure to meet over the last few years, together with BAFTA-nominated producer Sara Woodford, we’re pulling together a production team to follow up to 160 World War II veterans on an extraordinary trip to Holland in May 2014 in 80 Black Cabs. As the veterans stand side by side, once again, with the Dutch to celebrate National Liberation Day, there will no doubt be great cause for celebration, as well as reflection. The film will capture the wonderful relationship between London’s Black Cab drivers and the veterans, reveal what the trip means to them – as we approach the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II next year – and show how much the British veterans still mean to the Dutch people.
Over the last few years, I’ve discovered that many of the veterans love to sing, whether they’re in the pub or in a cab, so music will play a big part in the film. I suppose it’s going to be part road movie, part musical!
A wildly ambitious plan to raise the funds over a 3 week period in April has been launched. It’s going to be a challenge, but we really want to make the film now, whilst we’re lucky enough that the veterans, mostly in their late 80’s and early 90’s, are still strong enough to make such a trip.
The film will be funded through thousands of small – and we hope some large! – donations. We won’t be able to make it without the help of our friends and followers, so please visit the Kickstarter site here, or via the green button on the home page:
With thanks to the British Legion, Hailo, the RAF Club, Al Murray, Port Eliot Festival, Junction 44 Design and the London Taxi Benevolent Association for the War Disabled, all of whom are supporting our fund-raising campaign.