This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of the family at home and on holiday during the Second World War.
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.
Made by members of the Leeds Camera Club Cine Circle, this film documents the Festival of Hobbies which was held at the Corn Exchange in Leeds. Many different tables and stalls have been set up for display in celebration of hobbies including model railways, weaving, pottery, stamp collecting, and filmmaking.
Made as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project, this documentary follows individuals connected by their interests in new technology and ways of using it.
'Home Grown' is a film about life-style, personal choice and principles. Set in the fields of Brickyard Farm, Ackworth, West Yorkshire, Home Grown tells the story of an organic farmer John Brook who forms an unusual attachment with eco-activists. Home Grown is shot at the third annual Northern Green Gathering and captures the spirit and hope of a growing contemporary culture of grass roots activism.
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.
Made by members of the Leeds Movie Makers, this award-winning film is a witty animation using Lego Pieces. The characters are animated to the David Bowie's 1969 song, Space Oddity.
This is comical film passing comment on the work of film processing companies.
This is a documentary film produced by the film unit of the Television Service of the University of Leeds to promote the University. The film is mainly the same as another entitled 'Time to Do' (2485), but with an added section specifically on the science departments; covering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Biology and Zoology.
This film features a day out at the Radio Air Open day in Leeds complete with planes and funfair activities.
Made by members of the Mercury Movie Makers, Fatman is an entertaining spoof of the Batman television series starring Adam West which debuted in 1966. In Esholt City, Fatman and his partner Robin must stop the infamous criminal, The Fiddler, and his gang of henchmen from stealing the priceless trophy to be presented by the Duchess of Guiseley at a classical music concert. The film is accompanied by a comical narration as well as the Batman theme music which usually appears during the chase scenes.
This film was made by a semi-professional filmmaking couple called Betty and Cyril Ramsden. The couple were members of the Leeds Cine Circle and filmed scenes around and about Yorkshire, holidays, and made small fiction films such as this one.
This is a whimsical short film which uses stop motion animation to create a winter wonderland fantasy using miniature figurines on a snowy model landscape. The famous Christmas song, Winter Wonderland, accompanies the film.
Interview with Peter and Kate Holroyd
Transcription compiled 24/04/2008
Made by the Impossible Theatre group, this film tells the story of two superheroes who uncover a dangerous mob, lead by the Hollywood film industry, who plot to steal the creativity from the Bamforth films. The film was made by a group of local teenagers working to develop the filmmaking ideas pioneered by Bamforth of Holmfirth. The movie has many features in common with the early silent films which were their inspiration including humour, physical comedy, simple camera tricks, cross-dressing, and local talent.
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 film of students from Odsal House School for the deaf in Bradford on a trip to London Zoo, probably the second half of film 5124.
This is a film of students from Odsal House School for the deaf in Bradford on a trip to London, probably part of film 5123.
Title - Scotland 1965