FIGHTING TO SECURE HIS FAMILY’S FUTURE CHRIS NICHOLLS I MATT & ADAM I TRAVEL ACROSS EUROPE IN A
BID TO FULFIL THEIR HOBBY DREAM
BRITISH WAR VETERAN WHO TURNS TO WARGAMING AS AN ESCAPE ANDY BRYANT I

About

– The Cast and Crew –
Multi-Award-Winning documentary Miniature Wargaming The Movie was conceived and produced by Joseph Piddington. This was the first experience in documentary film making for this self-taught director, writer and producer and led to him gaining accolades as an award-winning creative in the film industry. The movie required entrepreneurial financing, which was a journey all of its own via crowd funding from wargaming enthusiasts all around the world. However, the movie would never have been possible without the support of the army of volunteers who contributed to the research, production and commercialisation of the movie. In addition to this, recognition should be given to the many companies and individuals from across the industry who provided their time and valuable insights. These are detailed below.
Miniature Wargaming The Movie has several unique features, including candid interviews and rare access to industry leaders, many of whom do not normally give interviews, a synopsis of the history of the hobby and it follows the personal stories of four individuals who dedicate a significant amount of their time to wargaming.
00:30

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Follow Chris Nicholls, owner of a small business fighting to secure his family’s future, aiming to release his first ever game “Macrocosm”.

00:28

MINUTES

Follow Andy Bryant, a British war veteran who turns to wargaming as an escape. He now looks to release his new terrain range at “Salute”.

00:25

MINUTES

Discover the in-depth background to this hugely successful industry, with interviews from some of the biggest names in wargaming.

00:20

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Following Matt & Adam as they prepare and travel across Europe in a bid to fulfil their dream of competing in an international tournament.

Interviews

Web_ChrisBio

Chris Nicholls is the owner of Macrocosm Miniatures, a family run miniature company based in Gloucestershire, England.

Chris Nicholls
Macrocosm Miniatures
Web_AndyBio

Andy Bryant is the owner of Small Terrain, a miniature scenery company that he runs from his garden shed in Wiltshire, England.

Andy Bryant
Small Terrain
Web_MattBio

Matthew Rattenbury is a life long gamer, with his close friend Adam they aim to fulfil their dream of competing in an international tournament.

Matthew Rattenbury
Wargamer
Web_AdamBio

Adam Copeman is a life long gamer, with his close friend Matt they aim to fulfil their dream of competing in an international tournament.

Adam Copeman
Wargamer
Web_HenryBio

Henry Hyde is the best selling author and writer of The Wargaming Compendium, the most in-depth miniature wargaming book ever written.

Henry Hyde
Author & Editor
Web_AlanPerryBio

Alan Perry is a miniatures sculptor. From 1978 until 2014 he worked for Games Workshop, and he now owns and runs Perry Miniatures with twin brother Micheal.

Alan Perry
Perry Miniatures
Web_RickPBio

Rick Priestley is a renowned game designer best known for creating Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 for Games Workshop.

Rick Priestley
Games Designer
Web_JohnBio

John Stallard is a wargames designer who worked for Games Workshop for 27 years. He is now the joint owner of Warlord Games with business partner Paul Sawyer.

John Stallard
Warlord Games

FEATURED CAST

Adam Copeman
Adrian Miles
Alan Bryant
Alan Perry
Alessio Cavatore
Andy Bryant
Aneira Nicholls
Beau Emms 
Bill Clinton
Chris Nicholls
Damon Andersen
Daniel Faulconbridge
David J. Johnson
David J. Lewis
David Nordquist
Donna Compton
Gaius Nicholls
Henry Hyde
Jackie Bryant
James Hopkins
John-Paul Brisigotti
John Stallard
Lloyd Johnston
Matthew Glanfield
Matthew Pick
Matthew Rattenbury
Michael Perry
Paul Sawyer
Sir Peter Jackson
Poppy the Pug
Rachael Bartlett
Richard Carlisle
Richard Loxam
Rick Priestley
Rob Alderman
Robey Jenkins
Romeo Filip
Ronnie Renton
Steve Applegate
Warren Johnston

FEATURED COMPANIES

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

JOSEPH PIDDINGTON

Miniature Wargaming The Movie was an organic development of identifying a niche market addressing my hobby and passion. I was interested to learn more and follow the journeys of a diverse range of subjects who were involved in the miniature wargaming industry in a variety of ways.

The industry still has a stigma that needs changing. The perception of too many of the general public is that its participants are all, “fat sweaty geeks” – nothing could be further from the truth. The industry attracts a diverse audience of individuals, all with their own interesting accounts of why they have become involved in the hobby. These people all have common ground: how miniature wargaming positively influences their lives. The industry is worth in excess of $1 billion, and its foundation is built upon a cottage industry. There are a small number of large players such as Games Workshop, but the focus of this production was to highlight the battles that the smaller companies face – these companies represent the majority of the industry.

THE TEAM

  • Joseph Piddington

    The film was directed and produced by award-winning director Joseph Piddington. For his work on Miniature Wargaming The Movie Joseph was awarded ``Best Director`` at the South Europe International Film Festival, held in Valencia, Spain.

  • Robert Rushton

    A Royal Television Society nominated cinematographer & editor with a masters degree in film and television; Robert assisted on all aspects of Miniature Wargaming The Movie from director of photography to editor – a true all-rounder!

  • Matt Caldarlo

    An established and published visual arts designer with a bachelor's degree in photography, Matt worked on multiple areas of the film from cinematography to sound design. He was also the main photographer who helped shape the look of Miniature Wargaming The Movie.

  • Stuart Jackson

    A two time BAFTA award winning music producer and colourist. With multiple primetime BBC documentary credits, Stuart was the full colourist on Miniature Wargaming The Movie, enhancing the final on screen visuals.

  • Gioacchino Marincola

    A music composer with several credits including TV shows, feature films and documentaries. Gioacchino composed the original score for Miniature Wargaming The Movie, adding true heart and emotion to the documentary.

  • Adam Copeman

    After receiving a BA Hons Degree in music performance industries, Adam has worked on post-production with many bands and artists. He also worked on a selection of short films and was the foley and audio artist for Miniature Wargaming The Movie, bringing the immersive sound to life.

Full Crew

DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

Joseph Piddington

ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS

Eugene Moraru
Sami Bayley

NARRATION

David J. Johnson

WEB DEVELOPMENT

Paul Rostron

RUNNER

Niruntree Jackson

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Joseph Piddington
Robert Rushton
Matt Caldaralo

COLOURIST

Stuart Jackson

PHOTOGRAPHY

Matt Caldaralo

AUDIO MIX & FOLEY

Adam Copeman
Joseph Piddington
Matt Caldarlo

PRODUCTION ADVISER

Michael Klein
Griffin Hammond

COMPOSER

Gioacchino Marincola

EDITORS

Joseph Piddington
Robert Rushton

AUDIO PRODUCTION

Adam Copeman

PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Jo Alice Henry

DESIGN ENGINEER

Edward Chatterton

Subtitles

ENGLISH: Joseph Piddington | FRENCH: Cedric Ferrut | GERMAN: Frank Safran | SPANISH: Pablo Garcia Vera