Animation by Joanne Beech, written by Jo Stewart-Smith, music by Alice Bollen (from our gig film)
Beccy is the first port of call (via the radio) for all the boats visiting Lundy and I could have put the island in the centre of the wheel. Dave Gabe who goes up river on Cheeky Monkey, for instance, was once the Lundy boatman in the days before the passenger ferry. But Lundy of course is one of our stories and I chose the RNLI because I'd wanted to make a film about one of the local RNLIs and the family networks - one of the many stories that 'got away' as I could only make ten films. I had many more anecdotes than I could fit in but I had to choose an order for the boats and once I'd done that I couldn't jump across the wheel -otherwise it would have become a spider's web.
Jo Stewart-Smith Producer Boat Stories.