the people involved in Devious
the crew behind the scenes
Loads of people have been involved in Devious over the years, and we hope they can all get the mention they deserve as soon as this part of the site is filled out. However until that time, and we want to make the pages illustrative and entertaining without just providing lists of names, which are meaningless to the layman or casual observer, we will endeavour to add suitable content to show how an amateur fan-based movie goes about its business!
We've always said Devious is a big family. Have we? Oh well, we've certainly had members of our families 'co-operated' into helping out now and again. We've even bred new dalek operators! Since we started the trio of Stephen Ashley and David (SAD!) have had partners and children. This new 'people' section of the site will attempt to put the human side to this Devious group and attempt to show ou we are all normal - really! Without going into our personal lives of course, but we will try to add the 'human factor' to this site.
With the release of the War Games DVD Devious Clip featuring great cameos from Jon Pertwee, Hugh Lloyd and Peter Tuddenham you can finally see the results from our day with Jon Pertwee.
The Director is most definitely David from the trio. Mr D V C himself (see links page!) After some discussion with the trio, David draws out the storyboards and a shooting schedule, and on the day of filming makes things work to plan. Well almost. A difficult job - there've been occasional mistakes and forgotten shots, or time has pressured us, but then these things affect all directors and David has always kept things rolling along.
Richard Kingshott joined us on a number of occasions both on location and in our 'studio' (ie Stephen's house) for Tardis scenes. As one of the TimeLord Observers he had to play two characters - not only Nilan (and we can't recall why he had that name!) but Uist the Villager in the 'Archers' scene. Poor Richard was decked out in material from an old sofa (yes really) to make a rough tribal costume and was required to trek down to the quarry for a great day of filming with Tony and others.
We were lucky enough to record a short cameo with Anneke Wills a few years ago. One of the First Doctor's companions she is enjoying a varied career, not just in acting and writing - her paintings are well worth a look.
Here she is with the Interim Doctor escaping some rather well-known foes...
Devious would also like to thank Andy Shaw for the realisation of this short scene...
Tony Garner plays the "Two and a halfth Doctor". His resemblance to both Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee is something of a bonus, and certainly one of the reasons the story was written as it was. If you can't see the resemblance then wait until you see the regeneration scenes..!!!
Tony is an "amateur-dramatics" actor - he has appeared in many productions by the Saltdean Amateur Dramatic Society near Brighton, Sussex.
The Doctor's assistant Bradley is played by one of the writers; David Clarke. As with Tony Garner he's a keen amateur actor, having been in many local productions in the Hove area over the years.
Not all is what it seems however with Bradley. He and Phillip may not be who we think they are...
Here he is with the Doctor, exploring the dome