The documentary Seeking Sydney, explores the work and life of Sydney Bligh. Bligh specialised in making newsreels of Canterbury during the 1930s, many of which were filmed in colour.
This is a short documentary about the first Canterbury filmmaking club, Canterbury Cine Society, who thrived between 1934 and 1939.
This was the first drama film made by Canterbury Cine Society. It was filmed in Fordwich in 1934.
Documentary made by Canterbury Cine Society in 1935 of the laying of the foundation stone of the Kent and Canterbury Hospital.
A short drama sketch produced at the Canterbury Cine Society studio in the Prince of Wales institute
A short drama made in the Canterbury Cine Society Studio in approximately 1936.
A film made on early Kodachrome by Canterbury Cine Society in 1937 to illustrate the different filmic forms that could be made by the amateur.
This untitled film had waited almost 80 years to be edited. I have put it together and added inter-titles based on information from Rob Williams, one of the stars of the film. It was shot at Tankerton in July 1937.
An untitled film shot by Canterbury Cine Society on the Crooked Billet set, which was probably shot in 1938 but never completed. The film had not been fully edited. Although the pub scene had been put together, the opening scene and the ending, where the policeman arrives, were unedited. I have put it all together in sequence so that it makes sense.
Unedited rushes by Canterbury Cine Society from ‘Rough House,’ which was shot in the club studio at the Prince of Wales Institute during 1938-1939. The film was never completed.