‘FOR YEARS UNSEEN’
14 November 2017
Working with Copia Productions, video editor Andy Jones’ company, our film about the recovery of HMS Hood’s ship’s bell is online, available at https://www.maritimefilmsuk.tv/films/ – and on the website of the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Andy has done yet another brilliant job editing a gripping and inspiring documentary about the 20 years of commitment it took to bring the bell back to the surface – and to the iconic warship’s home port of Portsmouth, where it’s currently in the Museum’s Battle of Jutland exhibition. ‘For Years Unseen’ (the title comes from a moving poem by Bee Kenchington, who lost her brother in Hood) has a contemporary hero: the extraordinary undersea search expert David Mearns. Over the years, working with him has been a real privilege. Keep a look out for his autobiography, ‘’The Shipwreck Hunter’ – an extraordinary life-story.
Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with The Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995, when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.
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