About Tea Making
Tea Making is a film based project tracing the life of Edie Mayhew, a woman living with younger onset dementia. Shortly after the first film was produced in 2015, a pact was made between Edie, her partner Anne Tudor and story catcher Catherine Barrett - to produce a film each year. In 2016 professional film maker Andy Ferguson joined the team - adding flair and polish. The films capture Edie's experiences and capabilities to educate others about the lived experience of dementia. Tea making is an important focus in the films - Edie makes Anne tea several times each day and this gesture is an act of love.
2016: Our Hearts Are Bigger
This second film was our first with professional film maker Andy Ferguson. Between this and the previous film Edie has needed more support from Anne - and so we decided to include both Edie and Anne in the film. In preparation for the film Edie and Anne were invited to write each other a letter about love every day for a week - and then to open and read them on film. The letter writing approach provided structure and opened up the possibilities.
2015: Edie ...
This first film is a series of photographs and a sound track produced by Catherine Barrett as part of a project documenting the experiences of LGBTI people living with dementia.
The project team includes Edie Mayhew, Anne Tudor, Catherine Barrett and fab film maker Andy Ferguson. Andy joined the project team in 2016 - after it was agreed the project was worthy of a professional film maker. Andy is an an award winning filmmaker, director, writer, editor and cartoonist. Andy is the Director of Ferguson Films and has produced a number of films about dementia including Bigger Hearts. Edie, Anne, Catherine and Andy enjoy working together and challenging the status quo.