Scrumptious Productions is a BAFTA-winning production company based in Glasgow, specialising in social documentaries and outreach campaigns. We’re passionate about storytelling and creating engaging and inspiring campaigns that turn movies into movements. Our mission is to change the world, one film at a time!
The #MimiAndMeFor53 documentary follows the queen of UK Ultra-runners, ‘Marvellous’ Mimi Anderson, as she embarks on an epic adventure across the US, starting on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall and finishing at New York City Hall. The film captures the highs and lows of this incredible 2,850 mile journey, which will see her running up to 60 miles each day, crossing 12 States and working her way through 10 pairs of trainers in over 5 million steps – non-stop for 53 days!
The film shows exactly what it takes to set a new Guinness World Record. With exclusive interviews from Mimi’s dedicated team, including her husband Tim, you’ll see first-hand what happens as Mimi pushes her body to the ultimate limit to become the fastest woman to cross America on foot. You’ll also meet some of the incredible people she’s met and inspired along the way, and have the chance to see a very different America, far removed from tv shows, films and the news. We hope our film will also inspire you take up your own 53 day challenge as we reveal the power of women and exercise as seen through Mimi’s eyes.
Available from June 2018, the #MimiAndMeFor53 documentary is an incredible story of human endurance and what can be achieved when you put your mind to it.
Carol Cooke, Director of #MimiAndMeFor53 & Founder of Scrumptious Productions:
“Within minutes of meeting Mimi I knew I had to make this film. I was just so inspired and could see how much her story and this latest challenge could inspire audiences of all ages and fitness abilities into action and into exercise. However what I didn’t want to do was take the traditional approach and film the entire process, hibernate for 6 months frantically editing the film and then finally release it. I knew in order to achieve the maximum impact and experience for everyone involved that this had to be done in real time.
“So that’s what we’re doing with the #MimiAndMeFor53 campaign. We’re not only creating a documentary that you’ll be able to watch and be inspired by Mimi. We’re creating a real time, real life experience that you’ll be able to take part in and, fingers crossed, enjoy the life changing benefits of! It’s a whole new way of approaching film funding and production and, to be honest, it’s all a wee bit nerve-wracking but thankfully, just like Mimi we’re up for the challenge! So I really hope you’ll share our passion and excitement for this project by coming on board to help us make this all happen and joining us for this once in a lifetime journey across the US this September 7th!”