Collection Haywards Heath Cine Society pt2
Established in 1949, the Haywards Heath Cine Society filmed local scenes and events along with fiction films, documentaries, club activities and special events. The collections also include films made or collected by individual members before the society was formed. The society is still actively filming scenes and events in Haywards Heath and surrounding areas.
|Collection ID||713||Reference code||WS 050113|
|Title||Haywards Heath Cine Society pt2|
|Dates||1920 - 2016|
|Production||Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society|
|Materials||FILM VIDEO DOCUMENTATION DIGITAL Standard 8mm Super 8mm|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Haywards Heath Cine Society collection, held by Screen Archive South East, comprises material dating from the 1920s to the present day. The collection includes a varied mix of fiction and non-fiction films recorded on a variety of amateur film gauges and video tape formats. Genres include early silent black and white narratives, through to colour comedy, documentary and animated children's material.
The films in the collection which pre-date the establishment of the Society were made or collected by society members including Sid Horton. One example, is the film Fire Brigade, dating from 1937-1939 which shows the work of the fire brigade in Surrey and West Sussex. Sid Horton went on to become a founder member of the Society.
The first public show of the Haywards Heath District Amateur Cine Society was held by the society in December 1949 with the first official group club film made in 1952 entitled 'TV Thief'.
Many of the Society's films depict town and village activities in Mid and West Sussex and observe the changing rural landscape of the area. The Society has also regularly produced newsreels documenting the activities of the group, its individual members, and events in the region. The colour film Horley Coronation Fete (30 May 1953), for example, was filmed by founder member and one-time Society chairman D.J.Church, and recorded a village fete held to celebrate the 1953 Coronation. The film Mid Sussex Newsreel 2003 was made by multiple members of the Society who used video cameras to record events around the town of Haywards Heath and beyond, including a Holocaust Remembrance service, a Spring Festival in Haywards Heath and the fire service attending a fire at The Crown Inn in Horsted Keynes.
The Hayward Heath MovieMakers (as they are now known) are one of the foremost amateur film and video societies in the South of England. They are still producing material in a variety of formats, by an active film-making membership, winning awards on both a national and international level. The society also remains affiliated to the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers.
Films in this collection:
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This amateur colour comedy film with animated title, tells the story of a woman whose car has broken down on the side of the road, where several passers-by stop to assist and chaos ensues. The film has opening and closing titles with dubbed sound and sound effects throughout. This film was submitted by the society for the Albany film competition in 1986.
And... for my Last Trick
This amateur colour silent film with music soundtrack was produced by the Haywards Heath Cine and Video Society over one evening. The narrative tells the story of a magician who tries to entertain an audience in a village hall. For his last trick he hypnotises and robs the audience. The film has opening and closing titles with music and commercial sound effects throughout.
Amateur science-fiction film about an alien Martian attack that ends in a disastrous landing on Earth in their space craft.
It’s Magic - The Unique Instant Experience
This amateur spoof film shows the demonstration of a new machine to automatically edit holiday cine films to the correct duration without too much work. The demonstration is to a group of cine enthusiasts in a village hall, but all does not go to plan. This film has opening and closing titles.
This amateur comedy drama tells the story of a couple that order a mans suit from a mail order catalogue, but there is a mix up with the order. This film has animated opening title and credits with opening instrumental music.
This amateur colour suspense film tells the story of an amateur film-maker working late at a colleagues house who is followed home by a stranger. This film has opening and closing titles with music.
A 40th Birthday Collection of Memories
|Date||14 December 1989||ID||5541|
This extended amateur compilation of highlights from the Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society, shows a montage of society photographs and documents from the club's archive to commemorate their 40th anniversary. The photographs and documents have been recorded using a rostrum camera and edited together to create the narrative. [copyright music removed for online version]
This amateur society based drama is set in a British manor house where an elderly butler, repeatedly goes up and down stairs to tend to his master's every whim. He suffers a sudden heart attack and dies but he must climb more stairs to reach the gates of heaven.
This amateur colour drama sees a couple move into a new house on a residential street. The new resident and his neighbour are both pipe smokers. Every time the new resident sees his neighbour, the neighbour asks for pipe tobacco. Now very fed up with his neighbour the man swaps his tobacco for ground up horse manure and gives it to his neighbour. The film has illustrated opening and closing titles with credits. The soundtrack has been removed from the opening and closing titles/ credits on this film for copyright reasons.
The Twinning of Haywards Heath and Traunstein 1993
This amateur edited colour film captured by the Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society, features the town twinning ceremony at Oathall School between Haywards Heath, Sussex and Traunstein (Germany). This is followed by a Town Week event filmed in Victoria Park (Haywards Heath) between 10th -17th July 1993.
The Magic Lock
This amateur colour comedy drama set at the fictitious Magic Lock Company Ltd is testing a new series of locks that open with voice and hand commands. However, when problems arise with the new locks, the chief designer is called in to explain the problems. The soundtrack has been removed from the opening and closing titles/ credits on this clip for copyright reasons
An amateur black and white silent comedy pastiche with intertitles and piano accompaniment. A couple's visit to a restaurant is fraught with difficulties, resulting in the couple having to request to see the chef for an apology. The film has opening titles, end titles and credits. This film won the Sussex Film Festival Club and Comedy Trophies and a Ten Best in 1996.
This amateur colour drama with animated 3D sequences tells the story of a worker (Malcolm) in the IT department of a company who lied on his application for an IT job. Unknown to Malcolm, the computer has a conscience and tries to tell him has no idea what he is doing and to go home. Eventually the computer gets up and walks out leaving the worker in stunned silence. The film has full opening an closing titles with credits. This film won the Albany Sound Trophy in 1996.
See You in Your Dreams
Amateur colour drama about a man who gains the ability to predict the future but cannot use it for his own benefit. This film has full opening and closing titles with credits. Winner of the Sussex Film Festival Drama Trophy 1997.
This surreal dark amateur drama follows the story of a girl that falls asleep and wakes to to find her 'twin' from a parallel universe is in her house. Both girls go shopping and discover that the alternative universe is very different. This film has full titles with opening credits and several green screen /Chromakey sequences throughout.
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