Mum’s List writer ‘humbled’ by new film

PUBLISHED: 17:00 23 October 2015

Singe Greene with Kate and their two sons.

Singe Greene with Kate and their two sons.


The heartwarming story of a Clevedon mother’s love for her family is being made into a film.

Mum’s List is based on the best-selling book by St John Greene, of Westfield, whose wife Kate left behind a list of 100 things she wanted her husband to teach their two sons, Finn and Reef, after she lost her battle with breast cancer.

The book shot straight to the top of the Amazon online chart when it was released in 2012 and is now being adapted for the big screen with stars including Rafe Spall and Emilia Fox playing major roles.

St John, known to many as Singe, told the Times: “The success of the book has been phenomenal.

“It’s very surreal but the support from the cast, crew and from friends and family has been amazing.

“The cast have really taken it to heart – even a camera guy has been crying. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster for everyone.

“It’s got a lot bigger than I ever dreamed it would and has been a massively humbling experience.”

As well as the touching gesture made by Kate, the film charts how the couple met and their lives together.

Many of the scenes have been shot in Clevedon, including the section featuring Kate’s funeral which was shot at St Andrew’s Church in Old Church Road and saw many Clevedon residents used as extras.

The majority of the locations used elsewhere in the film are places Singe and Kate went to when they were growing up.

The film will be released next year and it is hoped it may be finished in time to come out for Mother’s Day.

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