WHO WE ARE
Squeaky Pedal are a multi-award winning independent film production team bringing personal stories, communities and ideas to life. With a strong passion for culture and the arts we have been involved in documenting numerous projects celebrating people, places and organisations. Including Network Rail, Cheshire East Council, Manchester University, HISTORY Channel, History Hit, Bangor Cathedral, The Imperial War Museum and The Royal British Legion.
With our work set for broadcast on The History Channel, film festivals and online broadcast around the world. There’s a strong theme in all of our work, telling stories from personal points of view – and that runs through all our films.
Our film ‘Finding Wee Paddy’ won Best UK Film at Telling Tales Film Festival in Manchester and had its world premiere at the Belfast International Film Festival. Going on to be featured on the Real Stories Channel, attracting over 30,000 views. We have subsequently worked with the Three Time Emmy Award Winning Director of the New York Film Academy (Bill Einreinhofer) on a project on the Second Sino-Japanese War entitled ‘Shanghai 1937’ soon to be broadcast on American Public Television and Netflix.
‘This Little Chicken & The Victoria Cross‘ telling the story of Able Seaman Albert McKenzie won the award for ‘Best Use of Archive’ at the Imperial War Museum Film Festival 2018. Proudly our most recent project ‘This Wall Is Crewe’ won the History Channel Short Filmmaker of the Year 2018 Competition and will be broadcast on the channel in 2019.
“Pete from Squeaky Pedal filmed our charity 10K race in Victoria Park, London. They were an absolute pleasure to work with; great at giving suggestions when speaking to the camera in a really nice way so you didn’t feel so self-conscious, very professional and endeavoured to make a great quality film. We will certainly be working with him again in near the future.”Edana Harris
“We have been able to use the film with great effect to raise awareness of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and also the important role of the Cathedral in providing a service to the community on such significant occasions”Kathy Jones
“I congratulate the film makers on ‘This Little Chicken & The Victoria Cross’ in tackling a subject which was never filmed. Their brave and imaginative use of multiple forms of media brought a compelling and fascinating story to life – winning the ‘Best Use of Archive Award’ at the Imperial War Museum Film Festival.”Richard Melman
“We showed the film that Squeaky Pedal produced for us ‘My Town is Crewe’ to our funders and they absolutely loved it – it brought tears to many people’s eyes!”Amy Lewis
A background in events, music and film – having previously work on a plethora of creative projects – art exhibitions, immersive theatre and film projects. With expertise in arts and cultural programming, creative producing, large-scale event production and audience development in the cultural sector, my passion lies in facilitating community-focused cultural initiatives and establishing sustainable collaborations between creative communities.
A writer, historian and adventurer – Working on the HMS Pickle Museum Project joining the ship as historical advisor and helping to set up a museum in Gibraltar to the Pickle celebrating her role in bringing the news of Nelson’s victory and death at the Battle of Trafalgar back to Britain.
Immensely skilled artist and animator Matthew Davidson who works under the name FRWLx is a recent Art and Illustration graduate of Brighton University. His work has featured in a number of award winning documentaries and uses a wide variety of vividly exciting and engaging hand drawn illustration and animation techniques.