Beyond a sprinkling of people from his locality, Evered Wigg is someone nobody is likely to have heard of. In the early 1920s, the village of Kessingland in Suffolk had a cinema, the Kinnodrome. It was built and run by this unsung radio pioneer, inventor and visionary. Against the backdrop of Kessingland, the documentary looks at the life of a remarkable character. With more than a hint of nostalgia, it is also a human story, hopefully still relevant today.

‘I began making the documentary thinking it would be pretty short, as much of the story happened so long ago, and with little information or visual material available. How it ended up as a feature, I’m not sure. However, as I played the detective and knocked on doors, I discovered family members and people who knew Evvie. Resources built up like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle to put together to make the picture.’

The film is indebted to the talents of Tony Scannell and the art of Suffolk-based and internationally-exhibited artist Mark Burrell.

Screenings have been at the Lowestoft Archaeological & Local History Society; The Electric Picture Palace, Southwold; The Cut, Halesworth; The Seagull, Lowestoft; The Electric Palace, Harwich; and Beccles Public Hall. It was serialised and broadcast on Mustard TV between 2016-2017.

Bendy Caravans and Everlasting Pens –
a Portrait of Evered Wigg

Directed by Nick Murray Brown
2015   UK   Run time 100 mins
Evered Wigg: Tony Scannell
Art: Mark Burrell
Paintings and Drawings © Mark Burrell
Video © Nick Murray Brown


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