Getting Dressed – Dickensian Christmas (1853)

A Victorian maidservant dresses ready for a day of work, then ventures out into a cold evening…

Director/Cinematographer: Nic Loven

Producer/Costumier: Pauline Loven

Shoes – Kevin Garlick, 

Stockings – Sally Pointer 

Dickens’ suit – Andrew Musson, Bespoke Tailor, Lincoln

Voice-over: Martha Milne

Music: Chris Gordon

Sound recordist: Alex Pollard

Make-up/hair: Liv Free

Hair stylist: Anita Cudbertson

Costume Assistant: Annis McGee

Runner – Stuart Riley

Runner – Kieran Speed

Maid – Kate Fenwick

Well dressed man – Elliot Sargent

Baker – Andrew MacDonald

Charles Dickens – David Clayton

Audience – Liv Free Naomi Lambert-Smith Charlotte Napper Carmel Kazadi Charlotte Page Karen Hunter Emma Haigh Pamela Marnie Emily Bickerdike Charlotte Brindley Emma Kirkup Stephanie Riley Sarah Cliffe Lucie Evans Aiden Van Rensburg Karen Y Crow Kathy Coulson William Richardson Andrew MacDonald Kieran Speed Keith Loven John Males Will Quirk Curtis Clapham

Filmed on Location in Lincoln, UK

Many thanks to: The Village Church Farm, Skegness

Andrew MacDonald, The Pot Shop, Lincoln

Stephen Gillard Stokes Coffee, Lincoln

Imperial Teas Lincoln 

Snowboy Systems 


Getting Dressed in WW1 – British Soldier

How a British WW1 soldier in the Artists Rifles dressed.

Director/Cinematographer: Nic Loven 

Producer/Costumier: Pauline Loven

Soldier: Reece Ackerman

Music from ‘Tell Them of Us’ composed and recorded by Chris Gordon

Voice-over: Liv Free

Make-up: Liv Free

The knitters: Katy-Jayne Lintott, Joanne Winwood, Sandra Gibbons, Freyalyn Close and Jackie Soans.

British Officer – Ross Stephenson

Artists Rifles Soldier – Ben Atkinson

Soldier – Adam Fox

Highlander – John Devlin

Highlander – Tom Greenshields

German soldiers – Luke Harrington, Blake Borland, Gavin Baker, Liam Kernagan, Michael Massmore, David McCabe, Kevin Gray, Josh Curran

Thanks to: Scott and Joanne Read for the loan of the Bell Tent


Getting Dressed in WW1 – Young Woman

A young woman gets dressed in 1910s clothing.

Director/Cinematographer: Nic Loven

Producer/Costumier: Pauline Loven 

Hair and Make-up: Emily Johnson

Voice-over: Martha Milne

Young woman: Hannah Gaskell

Young woman’s friends: Charlotte Halse, Sophie Halse

Family: Victoria Rigby, Susan Thorpe, Ian Atkinson, Adam Fox, Tiffany Haynes

Soldier: Reece Ackerman

Other cast: Gordon MacFarlane, Judith MacFarlane, Tim Walker, Bryony Roberts, Carolyn and Emily Paige, Victoria Louise Newman, Sophie and Leo Newman, Graham Newton, Peter Halse, Sophie Halse, Faye Hinckley, Lucy Blanchard, Charlie Roberts, Faith Roberts, Lizzie Ashley, Emma Louise Clarke, Kate Loven.

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Getting Dressed in 1665 Delft

A young woman is dressed in the style of a wealthy woman in 1665 Delft.

Director/Cinematographer: Nic Loven

Producer/Costumier: Pauline Loven 

Voice-over: Martha Milne

The Woman – Hannah Douglas

The Maid – Sarah Whitehouse

The Artist – Anthony Webster

Music: Chris Gordon

Make-up/hair – Liv Free 

Dresser – Kelly Clark

Costume Assistant – Jasmine Clark

Runner – Charlotte Halse

Filmed on Location at Gainsborough Old Hall 

Shoes – Kevin Garlick

Earrings – Parures de Lumieres

Stockings – Sally Pointer

Delft tile and brazier – Andrew MacDonald, The Pot Shop Lincoln. 


Mary Shelley

How Mary Shelley dressed, and the story of how she created Frankenstein.

Director/Cinematographer: Nic Loven

Producer/Costumier:  Pauline Loven

Mary Godwin/Shelley – Chelsie Jade Faulks

Maid – Lucy Wakefield

Percy Bysshe Shelley – Stephen Gillard

Lord Byron – Michael Whelbourne

Voice-over: Martha Milne

Music: Chris Gordon

Make-up/hair: Liv Free

Hair stylist: Anita Cudbertson Costume

Assistant: Jasmine Clark

Thanks to: Eran and Linda Bauer, for their kind hospitality