Rachel Meyrick 2018

Rachel Meyrick (1985)

Rachel Meyrick film stillAfter school Rachel got a BA in Photography, Film and Video at the University of Westminster.  After a stint at the Film Archive in Berkhamsted she decided to become an editor.  She started in commercials in Soho and moved into feature films and documentaries.  Now she works as a documentary director but still edits.  Her last film as editor was “A Deal with the Universe” for Jason Barker which premiered to standing ovations at the BFI Flare festival in London.

Rachel has just completed her first feature documentary called “What doesn’t kill me” as director. It has it’s UK premiere at the St.Albans Film Festival on June 28th 2018.  It focuses on what happens to victims of domestic violence when they escape with their kids and the abuser decides to pursue custody.  In the majority of cases, the judge will favour the abusive father over the protective mother, a quite unbelievable fact that the film goes a long way to explain.  The same situation is rife in the UK, so at the screening there will be members of UK support groups attending the Q&A after the film’s screening, along with Rachel herself.  This is a really important film and needs to be seen to be believed, it tackles many aspects of domestic violence and it’s lead character is a hilarious, inspiring, 86 year old lady called, Charlotta who left her violent husband after 62 years of marriage and who brings hope and positivity to a difficult situation.  Rachel made this film alone taking on all the roles: camera, sound, producer, editor, tea maker and director.  The film had no budget so was made over 6 years based in Rachel’s home in Bath, whilst working on other productions in between trips to the US.

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RoundUp 111 : Friday 25th May 2018

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Outline of Germany in flag colours

Rhineland Trip

The presentation given by the MFL staff on the Rhineland school trip is available on-line by Clicking Here.


Art Competition & Exhibition

For those interested in entering an Art competition, please see the attached document by clicking here.

Please note that all entries from Roundwood pupils are to be handed in to the Art department by by Thursday, 21st June, and the school will arrange to have them taken down to the Rugby Club for the Exhibition, etc.

Rachel Meyrick

Rachel Meyrick’s new film ‘What doesn’t kill you’ premiers at St Albans Film festival in June.

Rachel MeyrickRachel writes

I am Roundwood alumni, I started in 1981.  I am a film maker and I have a feature documentary premiering at the St Albans Film Festival on June 28th that I directed/produced/edited, etc.  I wrote to you about it some years ago when I was fund raising.  Now it is complete and has distribution in the States, so that is good news also.

It’s set in America so it was a difficult sell to any of the UK festivals but St Albans are liking the ‘harpenden girl’ aspect to it!

Here is the website for tickets and if you want any more info about it, please let me know.

What Doesn’t Kill Me / UK Premiere / Documentary and Q&A Tickets, Thu, 28 Jun 2018 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

Do take a look at the link to preview the documentary film and hopefully book tickets.



RoundUp 110 : Friday 11th May 2018

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James Ewington April 2018

Ewington [2008] in five big steps for golden boot

James Ewington April 2018Harpenden Town’s James Ewington took a massive stride towards being named the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division top goalscorer after bagging five in their huge 9-0 win away to Stotfold.

The impressive haul takes him up to 41 for the season in all competitions – with 33 of them in the league – and has moved him five clear of his biggest rival, Welwyn Garden City’s Jon Clements. And it is a sign of just how good a season he has been having that this haul is not his highest of the year, that is still the six goals he notched in Harpenden’s 7-3 win over Wembley in January.

This latest Harpenden success was built on an amazing first-half display.Ewington got things going after only four minutes, before Sam James and Dwayne Duncan made it 3-0.The Harps’ hotshot then hit three more goals in nine minutes, making it five Harpenden goals in 18 minutes, as they went into the break 6-0 ahead.And beleaguered Stotfold, who remain rock bottom of the table, conceded another goal just two minutes after the restart.This one came from Ceykan Karagozlu, who had only just come off the substitute’s bench during the interval. But the Roker Park hosts did manage to stem the tide somewhat as Harpenden added only two more goals. First James and then Ewington added to their tallies to keep Town in fourth place in the league.

But once Saturday was done it was time to turn their attention to silverware, with a Dudley Latham Memorial Premier Division Cup final against WGC played last night (Wednesday) after the Herts Ad had gone to press. The two sides had met in a fiery affair eight days earlier that had ended 1-1. It was a match that was marred by two yellow cards for Ewington but manager Danny Plumb was still happy with his side and looking forward to the final.He said: “I was really pleased again. We had some out injured and were playing against a side

going into a higher division, I think we matched them. “It’ll be a tough game, we know that.”For full coverage of the final go to www.hertsad.co.uk/sport.


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