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The Coach That Made History

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Film title: “The Coach That Made History”

Length: 27 minutes

Description: The story of the Dining Car in which the 1918 and 1940 Armistices were signed. These two events and the subsequent history of the coach will define the 20th Century.

Director: David Doré

Narrator: Richard Mitchley

Original music: Jeremy Green


Bell Ringing: It’s Harder Than It Looks

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Title: Bell Ringing: It’s Harder Than It Looks

Length: 15 minutes 31 seconds

Director: Adam Bacon

Presenter: Ant Smith

Description: This fly-on-the-wall piece follows presenter Ant Smith as he learns the art of campanology, more commonly known as bell ringing. He learns in a small church in West Yorkshire, building up to performing as part of a group in Bradford Cathedral. It was filmed during the Autumn of 2011.

Adrenaline Junkie

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Film Title: Adrenaline Junkie

Duration: 4’48”

Description: A Short Documentary on ‘Kevin Scott’ an Adrenaline Junkie who loves staying active. After an incident he regains his adrenaline Junkie lifestyle back.

The inspiration for this film is a personal experience, as I’ve been though a similar experience as the Kevin Scott’s experience.

Director/Producer/Editor: Lydia St Phillip
Cinematographer: Jamie Sergeant
Camera Ops: Jamie Sergeant, Jack Monk, Alex Kingham & Simon Moore
Sound: Amraan Ali
Runner: Will Alcock
Score: David Kenny
Production Company: Staffordshire University

Community Channel

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At Community Channel we want you to pause for a moment and think about the world around you. We’re all about inspiring you to take action on the causes and issues that matter to you. Broadcasting original programmes that showcase the work of new directors and community filmmakers, as well as the very best of terrestrial TV, Community Channel is the place for real-life stories.

Community Channel was launched in September 2000, broadcasting for three hours each day and mainly showing charity advertisements and selling charity merchandise. We’ve come a long way since then.

Where and when can I watch?
The channel is broadcast on Virgin 233, 24/7 on Sky 539 and on Freeview 87 from 2am-8am. Community Channel is available on BT Vision and Sky Anytime’s On Demand service.

What can I watch?
Community Channel is the only TV station totally dedicated to highlighting issues from both local and international communities as well as the voluntary and charitable sectors. Programmes like What Can Science Do for Me?, films produced through the Volunteer Filmmaking scheme, Spotting Cancer Early and Mad for Dance showcase the people that go the extra mile every day.

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Notes on Blindness: Rainfall

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Film Title: Notes on Blindness: Rainfall

Length: 3’45”

Stepping out into the rain John is captivated by the rich and varied soundscape that envelops him: the water splashing in the blocked gutter, cascading down the wall, rhythmically drumming into the water-soaked lawn. For the past five months John has been living in total blindness – r­estricted to the confines of his body. The rain brings depth, detail and contour to his environment. For the first time since losing his sight, he is addressed by the world. He feels alive.

John Hull lost his sight in 1983. For the next three years he would keep a diary on audiocassette – an intimate record that deconstructs his experience of blindness in relation to his family, his identity and his faith. Notes on Blindness: Rainfall uses John’s original audio as narration – the very first time his recordings have been heard in public.

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Directors: Peter Middleton & James Spinney


John: Rafe Beckley
Producers: Peter Middleton & Jen Kerrison
DoP: Gerry Floyd
Production Design: Damien Creagh

WINNER, Best Short Documentary, Hot Docs 2013
Nominated, ICA Experimental Film Award 2013
Official Selection, Sydney Film Fetival 2013
Official Selection, London Short Film Festival 2013
Official Selection, Open City Docs Festival 2013
Official Selection, Melbourne International Film Festival 2013
Official Selection, Cinefringe 2013
Official Selection, The Smalls Festival 2013
Official Selection, Edindocs 2013
Official Selection, Singapore Indie Doc Fest 2013

A Film By Abigail

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Film Title: ‘A Film By Abigail’

Length: 5 minutes

Description: A young child, Abigail, discusses her new toy video camera she received for Christmas; leading her to create and explain the characters and plot of an intricate story she has for a film.

Exploring the nature of auterism, writing and storytelling through the eyes of Abigail – we see the difficulty of articulation to others and an innocent single voice behind an optimistic piece of work.


Director: Paul Vernon

Official Selection: Sleepwalkers Student & Short Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia)
RNC Award Category: This Is England – English Short Film Festival Of Rouen (Rouen, France)
SCREENING: Epiphany Children’s Film Festival – Out Of Competition (New York City, USA)
SCREENING: Bradford International Film Festival – Filmmakers’ Weekend (Bradford, UK)
SCREENING: Elysion Shorts (Manchester, UK)
SCREENING + Q&A: Royston Arts Festival (Royston, UK)