Briefcase Encounter

Skimstone created a short film ‘Briefcase Encounter’, which is a contemporary take on the classic movie Brief Encounter.This piece, recorded with the kind support of Tanfield Railway and its volunteers, explains how the characters from the Travelling Tearoom, Rose and Bill, first met, 30 year ago.

It was shown on a portable TV screen in the Travelling Tearoom, then screened alongside the public’s stories collected in “Tea Side; a Travelling Tearoom” as part of The Big Screen, a large scale celebratory event in Middlesbrough’s Centre Square on Saturday 18th April and on all the Big Screens across the country.


First Screening
BBC Big Screen
Commission / Funders
Art Council England, BBC Tees