The man who sewed the world

Estelle Randle and Jordan Rivenberg
Estelle Randle and Jordan Rivenberg

One of Bletchley’s best-kept secrets was revealed at the new Odeon cinema on Thursday evening when local historian Lee Scriven unveiled his highly anticipated new documentary.

Starman: Freddie Burretti - The Man Who Sewed The World tells the tale of Bletchley’s revered fashion designer’s rise to international fame and glory.

By creating a sensational and inspiring on and off stage wardrobe that has never been equaled, Freddie Burretti helped David Bowie rise into a worldwide phenomenon.

With the help of actors Jordan Rivenberg and Estelle Randle and local musicians it took Lee two years to complete the film but it’s been an enlightening experience: ”Freddie’s journey before meeting David Bowie is every bit as fascinating as his exciting and emotional Rock n Roll expedition with him.

I grew up in Bletchley, the same town as Freddie Burretti did and it saddens me that Freddie’s impact and incredible talent has never been truly recognised.

Hopefully this film will help bring him more local and national prominence.”

Thursday’s Charity private screening in aid of Willen Hospice at the Odeon was completely sold out and

Lee is extremely grateful for the response and help provided: “The Odeon have shown some genuine community spirit in staging the event and I’m so pleased that so many people made the effort to attend.

“It was a cracking night and hopefully we can stage some more charity screenings.”