Right Here Productions

Right Here Productions is a small film and theatre business, based in Aberdeenshire, but spanning across the whole of Scotland.

Run by Alison Telfer and Dan Greavey, the company's objectives are to provide video production services (filmmaking and workshops) to individuals, schools, businesses and charities.

Following the success of their first production, 'Shhh...' in Aberdeen in 2010 and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2011, the team behind RHP, led by Dan Greavey, are in discussions about their next theatre project.

Under the direction of Alison Telfer, the filmmaking strand of RHP is busy with a number of film projects.

Latest News

12th August 2016

Hello chums :)

We’re moving swiftly on to what we got up to in May and June of this year… We’ve nearly caught up with ourselves!

May began with our first Murder Mystery at Pittodrie House Hotel. We performed ‘Murder at the Manor’ and had an absolute blast! We even found a book that was creepily accurate for our ‘Upton Manor’ setting. Upton LettersWe also had our first two events at Norwood Hall Hotel. The first was a private party of Norwegians who had requested a very Scottish Murder Mystery and that’s exactly what they got! ‘The Kilted Killing’ went down a treat and they’ve been recommending us since – we’ve got another Norwegian group party in November! The very next night we performed in our first public event at Norwood in ‘Heartbreak Hotel: Check in for Murder!’ This one was set in the 1950s and was great fun to be part of. We’re excited to get back to Norwood sometime soon for another great night.

Our first filming gig in May was Survival 2016. We were back with MC and friends at the Beach Ballroom for another day of dance, rap and stuff that’s way too cool for us! We were made to feel very welcome yet again and had a great day.

Another filming project for May was a non-work related video. This one was a birthday present for Alison’s big brother Colin. Two years ago when he celebrated his 30th birthday, he was given a session in a recording studio. He finally used the voucher this year and so we decided to make him a music video to go along with it. Most definitely the most fun video we’ve ever made – the pure joy that jumps out of the screen will make you smile and you won’t be able to stop!

Then we hit June. And what a month that was! We spent most of the time in various different schools running workshops and filming performances. We were asked to film the Graduations at Summers Nursery (caps and gowns and everything – so cute!) and we returned to Strathburn School to film the Primary Seven’s performance of ‘The Lemonade Kid’, which was a great show full of catchy songs and loads of enthusiasm!

We were also invited to Monymusk school for a couple of days to run a filmmaking workshop and to assist the Primary Five class in interviewing members of the community who had lived in different countries. This was a really lovely experience for us and the pupils picked up filming and editing skills so quickly – we’ll be out of a job soon enough. The same could be said for the pupils at Meethill Primary School in Peterhead. We spent a week with a group of pupils making a video to showcase the school, which took the form of an alien crash landing in the playground and being shown around. It was a brilliant week which was jam packed with all kinds of filming and editing tricks including GoPros, Green Screens and lots of special effects. The final product was a cracking wee video that the pupils should be really proud of – I know we are!

During the week of workshops with Meethill Primary, we also jetted off to Stonehaven (!) to film Ma Simpson’s production of Fame (try not to sing the title track in your head!). The place was packed and the audience had a brilliant time. We’re just about ready to send off their finished DVDs, so we hope the cast like what they see!

We also embarked on a film project with the Aberdeen International Youth Festival as part of their launch this year. In June we filmed their official launch and then we filmed some more in July… More about that next time!

Before long, we were back at Pittodrie House Hotel for ‘Murder at the Manor’ take two! Again, we had a brilliant time and the staff were so helpful and friendly.All In And some of the costumes the guests wore were amazing – there could have been so many winners for the ‘best dressed’ prize! We got our very first ‘all in’ selfie with the guests at this event, so you can see how amazing they all looked – and this was at the end of the night!!

That’s all for now. We’ll be chatting tours, festivals and yet more murder next time!

2nd August 2016

Hello all :)

As promised, here’s a run down of what we were up to in March and April this year… Feels like such a long time ago!

We kicked off March with a bang when we headed in to ACT Aberdeen to film ‘American Idiot’ for Harlequin Productions. Am IdiotIt was a brilliant show, and we’re not just saying that because a huge chunk of the cast and production team are chums of RHP. It really was a great production and we hope the cast enjoyed watching it as much as we did. We tried something a little different with this production – we set up a couple of GoPro cameras, attached to each side of the stage and got a really cool angle that suited the edgy, gritty style of the show perfectly.

We then moved on to something completely different when we were asked to make a series of videos for the Music Hall just before it closed for its big renovation. We spent an entire week in the building getting to snoop around areas we didn’t even know existed, including inside the organ! It was a real privilege to be given such unlimited access and the videos were so enjoyable to put together. The films were then screened at the ‘Your Hall, Your Story’ event at the beginning of April, which we also filmed. A fantastic evening of truly amazing stories about the Music Hall and people’s experiences there.

One of our favourite things to do is make promotional videos and we got the chance to do that in March for Class Act Drama. Julie and her team run drama workshops in Bridge of Don and we were delighted to tag along for a day to capture what they get up to. It was such a fun day and every class was so welcoming. We really feel like the finished product showcases how much fun they have and the confidence and performance skills being coaxed out of even the shyest of participant. We really hope we can work with Class Act again in the future!

April saw us put on our sixth ‘Stars in their Eyes’ event. We can’t believe we’ve reached the stage of a Champion of Champions event next year! (Watch this space…) This year we had brilliant performers yet again, but our winner was Kirsty Telfer as Taylor Swift.Kirsty SITE Kirsty decided to split her £1,000 prize money between Parkinson’s UK and the Garioch Support Group for Parkinson’s UK. Second place (by a couple of points!) was Lewis Cradock as Adam Ant. He donated his £600 prize money to Alzheimer’s Scotland. And the third prize of £400 went to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, chosen by Heather Bennie who performed as Madonna. £500 from the raffle and Hit or Miss was donated to Grampian Youth Orchestra. Huge thanks must also go to Steven Nicol (Elton John), Rachael Watson (Shania Twain) and Mike Levack, Keith Ross, Craig Sandison and Kenneth Lypka (Take That) for giving up their time to be part of Stars in their Eyes 2016. In fact, thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to the success of the event! We really appreciate it and couldn’t do it without you.
Michty Mia
Once that madness was over with, we headed to His Majesty’s Theatre to film this year’s Aberdeen Student Show, ‘Michty Mia’. It was great to be back in the bubble, even just for one night, and we really enjoyed the show.

And right at the end of the month, we were back at Durn House for another Murder Mystery. This time it was a Downton Abbey themed event called ‘Murder at the Manor’ and what a hoot it was! We are having so much fun with these events and the staff at Durn House are so accommodating and game for a laugh too, which helps!

So as you can see, we had a busy couple of months. We thought May and June were both going to be a little quieter… We were wrong! More on that next time… Bye for now!

7th June 2016

2016 has been a busy year so far. And that might explain why we haven’t done a blog post since December 2015! Oops…

We thought we’d catch you up on what’s been going on at RHP HQ this year. This blog post has been dedicated to January and February 2016!

So… Happy New Year! January saw us welcome Dan back to RHP after his stint at the HMT Pantomime and we got stuck into filming with our first show of the year at ACT Aberdeen, ‘Reach for the Stars’ by Class Act Drama. This lovely drama school based in Bridge of Don put on a Musical Theatre showcase which was a lot of fun and the performers were obviously having an absolute ball!

As most of you will be aware, Inverurie had a somewhat eventful beginning to the year when the River Don burst its banks and flooded parts of the town and Port Elphinstone. It was a truly devastating time for the town, but the overriding outcome of the whole ordeal was that the community really rallied and supported those affected. We were approached by Inverurie Events and Inverurie Business Association to make a video to thank everyone for their support, which we were delighted to do. You can see the video by following this link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMUB47x1DsY

February saw us return to ACT Aberdeen to film the Gilbert & Sullivan Society show for 2016, ‘Yeomen of the Guard’. We were chuffed to be asked back to film for this company for the fourth time – you can always guarantee an enjoyable evening with some lovely harmonies!

February also kicked off our Murder Mysteries for 2016, with ‘Let’s Misbehave: Murder at the Montgomery Mansion’ at Durn House. We had a lot of fun and can’t wait for the next one in Portsoy! Here’s a snap of the cast from the evening. Let's Misbehave Cast

That’s all for now. March and April blogging next time!

11th December 2015

Hi everyone :)

We thought we’d take this opportunity to blog very quickly before the madness begins… Christmas Jumper Selfie

Callum and Alison went out for lunch today with our friends from Barclay Studios to celebrate Rhea’s birthday. The Christmas Jumpers were pulled on (Dave’s was definitely the most imaginative!) and we enjoyed a lovely meal at The Dormouse and Teacup. Happy Birthday Rhea! Tonight Alison is off to the Tivoli Theatre in Aberdeen to film the Attic Panto, ‘Dick Whittington and his Cat’. She’s got new friend of RHP Anna coming along to help too – let’s hope they don’t forget they’re filming and start cheering and booing behind the cameras…!

Tomorrow Alison is back at the theatre to film show two, with cast number two, but this time she’ll be joined by Callum. On Sunday, they’re both at it again but this time they’ll be in Fintray filming the Chalmers Mackay Christmas Concert. It’s a bit of an extravaganza actually, with three concerts happening on the one day! We’re really looking forward to it and will have our santa hats looked out. We’ve also heard on the grapevine that there will be mince pies on offer…

Then on Monday the team are back together again with Dan on a day off from Pantoland at HMT. We’re filming with Elaine Manley who needs a voiceover for an animated presentation for her website. We’ll hopefully be able to squeeze in some writing time too because we have been booked for another Murder Mystery at Durn House. This time, it’s a 1920s/Great Gatsby theme and we’re really excited about the costumes we’ll get to wear – or at least the girls are! If you’d like to come along, visit their events page and you’ll get all the booking information there – https://www.facebook.com/events/1641133602813127/

On Tuesday, Callum and Alison are off to Strathburn School to film their Nativity. The rest of the week will be spent furiously editing so we’re ready for the weekend when we’re filming with Debbie Archibald. Debbie has been very busy this year – she is just about to hit the milestone of running 500 miles for charity, Contact the Elderly. We’re going to be filming her last few miles next Saturday and putting together a photo/video slideshow documenting her amazing achievement. Feel free to come along to cheer Debbie and friends on, or you could even join them for all or part of the run – the more the merrier! So far, she has raised £1,360, which is absolutely brilliant! If you can spare a few pennies, please visit her just giving page – https://www.justgiving.com/Deborah-Archibald11

We’ll do our best to blog before the end of the year, but just in case we get lost in the mountains of footage, we’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of our friends a very Happy Christmas. Here’s to an exciting 2016 full of new challenges and experiences.

25th November 2015

Hello all, Alison here!

Just a quick one today to keep you updated on what’s happening at RHP. Last week we filmed at the Grampian Cosmetic Clinic for a promotional video and this week we’ve managed to put together a rough cut. We really hope they like it! Once it’s been finalised and approved, we’ll be sure to share it with you.

We’re also really pleased to announce that we finished the Inverurie4U Christmas Video! We had a lot of fun putting it all together and we’re excited for it to be unveiled at the Christmas Lights Switch On this weekend. Let’s hope we get as many views for this year’s video as we did for 2014 (over 8,500!).

Next month we’ve got a few projects lined up including the Attic Panto at the Tivoli Theatre, a Chalmers Mackay Music School extravaganza, and a very special video for a friend of RHP who has been raising money all year by running 500 miles! We’re also starting work on our next Murder Mystery – watch this space!