Mystery Rain Rods 

A short film made in collaboration with students from Holyrood Academy, Chard.

Production Update: Since finishing the workshop sessions with Holyrood students I have been working on the film in my studio; selecting clips, organising images, overlaying sounds. Finally, I spent a day editing with Richard Tomlinson who assisted with the sound, captions and other technical details. Now the final edits are finished and the film is ready to screen at Chard Guildhall (see previous post for event info).

Stills from Mystery Rain Rods

Behind The Scenes 

I have also made a collection of images to be shown as a slideshow alongside Mystery Rain Rods.

Film Credits:


By Anna Chrystal Stephens and students of Holyrood Academy: 

Rosie Bujniewicz, Lily Deeming, George Grinter, Brodie Hughes Humphries, Louie Parkes, Emmy Parry, Ellie Mae Rolfe, Libby Shepherd Morris, Meelia Spiller, Matilda Butterworth.

Thanks to Jon Warfield, Sam Davison, Shevaughn Munro, Gerrie Bews and Chard Museum, Beccy Swaine and the SAW team. 

Technical Support – Richard Tomlinson 

This film is part of Water Histories: A Culturally Chard project with Somerset Art Works in association with Chard Museum. 

Culturally Chard is the Chard High Street Heritage Action Zone cultural programme, funded by Historic England, Arts Council England and the National Heritage Memorial Fund. Somerset Art Works is lead arts partner.