The Moon and the Sledgehammer is a film that celebrates the unique independent lifestyle and philosophies of a real family: Mr Page; his two sons Jim and Peter; and his two daughters, Kathy and Nancy.  

SHOP Buy your DVDs of The Moon and the Sledgehammer here

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Philip Trevelyan’s unique portrait of the remarkable steam-loving Page family.
Companion DVD
A Behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. 
The Moon & the Sledgehammer plus Behind the Moon

Hello 21st Century!


We’ve read your emails.  Lots of you seem to want to have instant access to THE MOON AND THE SLEDGEHAMMER and now you can, in glorious HD.
You can now stream the film on Vimeo.  To celebrate our entry into the 21st century we’re giving the first 100 viewers a half-price offer.  For a mere £1.10 you can watch the film over a 24 hour period.  So don’t miss out on this early bird offer.  Click here and enjoy the film, and do let us know what you think.  Happy viewing!

View The Moon and the Sledgehammer


For a limited period only you can also watch BEHIND THE MOON AND THE SLEDGEHAMMER on demand.   This offers an insight into the making of the film and answers some of the questions you’ve been asking.  There is only so much that can be included in a 65 minute film.  Director Philip Trevelyan talks to an audience, answering many questions about how he met the family, why Mrs Page is not seen, and what happened to the family.  He tells us how Mr Page was an aircraft engineer in the first world war and recalls other conversations that were had off camera.  Click here to watch the film now

View BEHIND The Moon and the Sledgehammer


Next screening…     Bewdley, Worcestershire 7 Nov at 7.30pm

Get on down to Bewdley in Worcestershire on 7th November for a screening of The Moon and the Sledgehammer, starting at 7.30 pm.  Part of a double bill, the film will screen with ‘London Symphony’, a brand new silent film – a city symphony – which offers a poetic journey through the city of London. It is an artistic snapshot of the city as it stands today, and a celebration of its culture and diversity.Â

With music by James McWilliam, it has been nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

Tickets are £5.00 and can be purchased at the venue or online here:

Book your tickets now as I’m told they’re going fast.

Rare American Screening

23rd July, 7pm.  Moviate, Harrisburg, PA

We have a rare one-off American screening coming up this month.  On 23rd July Moviate in Harrisburg Pennsylvania will screen the film at 7pm.  MOVIATE is a volunteer operated, not for profit film co-op, dedicated to bringing independent, underground, and avant-garde Cinema and Sound events to the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area.  I wonder what they will make of the Pages.  Tickets cost $5.00 here


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A young Kathy Page at her school’s May Day celebrations.
In response to your many questions re the family’s history we’ve  
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Film maker ANDREW KOTTING shares his impressions on the film with us.

Where to begin?
At the beginning?
Before the moon landing?
Wayback before we had the ‘understanding’?
Wayback when time began expanding to become a multi-dimensional uneven post-modern happening?
Wayback before genre mingling and sex changing?
Wayback when there was a lot of smoking?

More here…

35mm filmComing Soon

Full restoration of the 35mm film negative.
Film will be preserved for future generations

Delicious Cheeses made the old-fashioned way

wildes-cheese-25-nice_100g_box_largeWe know the films fans like things done properly, even if it takes a little bit longer, which is why we’ve teamed up with award-winning artisan cheesemakers Wildes Cheese, whose traditional cheese-making methods may be a little slower but are well worth waiting for.

Using the creamiest milk from a single herd of Jersey cows, they lovingly produce both traditional cheeses and exciting, original recipes, from the lightest and most delicate to the ripe and runny. Hand made and slowly matured, we are sure Mr Page would approve. Click here to see more delicious cheese selections