We regret to inform you that the Two Minutes project has had to be curtailed, following a tragic accident during the eclipse itself.
Our director, and our friend, Roger Haslam, fell into a bonfire that had been built for the event, and was severely burned. He has since died of his injuries. The Devon & Cornwall police are now involved in enquires into Roger’s death. We have given them access to our mailing list, and I would ask you to give them any assistance that they need.
Obviously we feel we cannot continue with the project without Roger. We thank you for spending time with us, and hope that you can share with us the sorrow we feel at this loss, both professionally and personally. Given the passion Roger had for his work, it is a fitting tribute to him as a filmaker that we should share with you the last footage he was involved in – the total eclipse of the morning of August 11th 1999. We hope you like it as much as he did.
Thank you for your time.