Made by Debenham & Co, Beverley, this film records the City of Hull’s Victory in Europe Celebrations, May 1945; it includes extensive footage of all servicemen and women who participated in the victory processions and salute at Victoria Square.
This film was made as a promotional film for Leeds University and highlights the wide range of subject areas potential students can choose to study, the facilities the university provides, and aspects of student's social life including student halls and the University Union. The film also includes interviews with many of the University's current students.
This is a humorous, animated film about a mean-spirited industrial tycoon who sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for his lost youth. It is a version of the Faust legend set in Batley, Yorkshire. The film was made by Tony Hall and others at Leeds University and was also based on a story by William Beaumont, a local writer now deceased.
Filmed in 1962, this film captures a behind the scenes look at part of the making of the John Schlesinger film, Billy Liar (1963). This film gives an interesting look at the production of Billy Liar as portions of the Leeds and Bradford location shoots have been documented on this film.
This is a fictional film made by students of De La Pole Hospital, just outside of Hull. It is based on a story by Geraldo Cinthio, which is itself loosely based on Shakespeare’s Othello. The film is directed and narrated by Dr J A R Bickford, the Physician Superintendent at the Hospital.
This is a comical story about a man who takes up filmmaking as a hobby. During his exploration with the world of cine, he eventually makes a name for himself before being accidently killed whilst shooting an action sequence for his latest film. The story is told by the narrator in a humorous way with the use of rhyme.
This is a comical film that, in a roundabout way, shows the work of Leeds Movie Makers, through a witty script and clever editing.
This is comical film passing comment on the work of film processing companies.
This widescreen film documents the work and organisation involved in staging the York Mystery Plays of 1973. The film is a great homage to the widescreen road-show presentations of the 50s, 60s and 70s with introductory music, prologue and intermission.
Made in 1929, this unique film provides an example of Rowntree’s innovate approach to marketing chocolate. Lasting just over six minutes, the commercial uses sound and animation to promote the delicious flavour of York Milk Bar through a series of funny incidents staring Mr. York. It is the first animated advertisement to be made with synchronised sound.
This is a comedic short advert for Duncan's Carols and Merrols candies. The film stars Richard Hearne and Dora Bryan.
Made by members of the Mercury Movie Makers, this film is a short television spot advertising the Mercury Movie Makers.
Fiction feature that exposes the manipulative nature of traditional filmmaking and examines class and gender relations through the interactions of a working class and an upper middle class couple.
Experimental short criticizing the captivating and manipulative mass media culture spawned and supported by the television set.
Experimental fiction overtly philosophising about the repressiveness of political, social and media orders and the human condition in the modern, urban world.
The long-running soap opera, Emmerdale, is filmed on location in the village of Esholt, near Bradford. This film documents how Esholt is changed into the fictional village of Beckindale for the television programme. It also examines the effect the series has on the village and its people.
Sound only - Comedic sound exercise in which historical guests St. Francis, Cleopatra, Boadicea and Hitler visit a David Frost Show segment, 'If I Had My Life Again.'
Interview with Peter and Kate Holroyd
Transcription compiled 24/04/2008
This is an informative film about the new Cecil Theatre which was opened on 28th November, 1955. The theatre was built to take the place of the old Cecil which was destroyed by enemy action during the Second World War in May, 1941. The film is told from the perspective on an audience member. It also includes footage of the projectionist at the Cecil theatre showing how films are loaded onto the projectors as well as the “change over” during the interval. May 1941.
This is an informative film about the procedures carried out with the Kingston upon Hull City Libraries. The film includes information about the different selections of books available, demonstrations on how destroyed books are repaired, and how the general public, prison libraries, and retirement home services benefit from the sources of the library. Titles of books are used as chapter headings to indicate the different topics in the film.
This is a short film which captures the celebrations of the opening of Cecil Cinema in Hull, 1955.
This film documents the recording of a scene from Alan Sidi's film, 'The Devil God'. Alan Sidi, a member of the Leeds cine group called Mercury Movie Makers, produced this film with funding from the Yorkshire Arts Association. This funding enabled him to create a spectacular pyrotechnic display with expert assistance from specialist effects company 'Action Incorporated', and this film is a voice over lead documentary chronicling the production process of the explosive stunt.
This is a mixture of film taken around a time when changes were taking place at the Playhouse cinema in Beverley. It includes photos of old Beverley, and of past cinema programmes and publicity, followed by a film being put on and cinema equipment being taken away and its use as a bingo hall. It also shows the old swimming pool on Ladygate.
This is a film made by George Younger and David Dean showing a projectionist at work.