How to build a Norman Castle documentary

by Charlie Gauvain in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 27th September 2019 we successfully raised £12,970 with 37 supporters in 35 days

To produce a feature documentary film capturing the once in a lifetime story of the restoration of Norwich Castle Keep to how it was in 1121

by Charlie Gauvain in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

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Alexander Minton 6th September 2019

I hope that you raise the money you need. It looks very interesting, I didn't realise that Norwich had such an amazing castle until I saw this project on here :-)

Lydia Sophy Gibbons 2nd September 2019

I did my work experience with Eye film years ago... Here is a little bit of support to say thank you and to continue supporting the arts in our little corner of the globe!

Katie Adams 27th August 2019

I loved my time working in this building and I am so passionate about the work that goes on behind the scenes. It will be incredible for this building project to be realised for generations to be inspired by and learn from the past. Well done NMS!

Marion Kolthammer 23rd August 2019

Local history is fascinating, and surprisingly relevant at times to current events. Norwich Castle and its importance was mentioned in recent books like Tombland, so this would be a great documentary to make.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£40 or more

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Tickets for FIVE to visit the Castle worth £50-£70

£40 gets you FIVE tickets to Norwich Castle (or one of the other 9 Norfolk Museum Services Museums) and a digital download of the finished film. This is worth between £50 - £70 if you were buying tickets to the museums alone. (Tickets can be used for all ages and are available from the end of the crowdfunder - collection to be arranged).

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Thank you

a HUGE thank you for being excellent human beings !

£15 or more

First chance look at our film

You've got yourself a first chance view of our finished HD documentary. We'll send you across the finished film digitally.

£25 or more

DVD or digital download and name in credits

You've got your name in our credits, a digital download or DVD copy of the finished film AND our biggest thanks!

£50 or more

1 of 100 claimed

Chat to Director, digital download + BTS photos

£50 gets you a Skype chat with our director, behind the scenes stills from the production AND a film credit at the end of the film! As well as a digital copy of the finished film

£100 or more

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Join us at the premiere!

£100 gets you and your very own guest of honour invited to our theatrical premiere, your name in the film credits and a digital copy of the finished film.

£250 or more

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Become a member of the crew for the day.

A unique opportunity to join the production team for a day on set and get to see the real behind the scenes, and you will also get two tickets for the film premiere, a digital download of the finished film and a film credit. You must be available in Norwich for filming dates to be arranged and attendees must be aged 18 and over or contact us first

£1,000 or more

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1 Day Professional Video Training - worth £1,800

£1000 gets you (plus up to 5 others) a whole day professional video training, digital copies of the film for each of you and credits in the finished film. You will leave the training having produced your own short film. We are one of very few production companies who run training courses like this. Please see

£2,000 or more

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2 Days Professional Video Training worth £3,600

£2000 gets you (plus up to 5 others) 2 days of professional video training, digital copies of the film each and your name in the credits. We are one of very few companies in the country running training courses like this. You will be trained by industry professionals and leave the course having made your own film. Day 1 concentrates on camera skills and introduction to editing, Day 2 is spent editing. Visit

£5,000 or more

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£5000 VIP Package

For the amazing amount of £5000 you will get our exclusive VIP package including a meal at one of Norwich's most exclusive restaurants and an invite to our film premiere (for ten people). In additional there will be an invite for two people to the grand re-opening of the castle. As well as a credit in the film you will all receive digital copies of the finished film.

£10,000 or more

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Your very own film, worth £15k +

£10,000 will get you or your business your own promotional film produced by Royal Television Society award-winning production company Eye Film, worth at least £15k. You will also receive a digital copy of the film and your name in the credits. (Terms and conditions apply for number of filming days, location etc. please contact us for more information)

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