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-drama production tells the story of a misunderstanding between two groups of friends that plan to meet in a village following their retirement, however one couple get lost on route and ends up at the wrong village with a similar sounding name. The film has opening and closing tiles and credits.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
This short amateur colour comedy-drama tells the story of a sorcerer who attempts to teach his apprentice how to brew a disappearing potion.
Bad Deal at the Last Frontier Saloon
This amateur black and white style western with titles and voice over, tells the story of a group of cowboys in the 'Old West' at the Last Frontier Saloon, that cheat each other at a game of poker in order to win the other guy's girl. A fight breaks out, causing the cheaters to be revealed. This film won the club's Albany Sound Trophy and contains a voice over with music and sound effects throughout.
Forward to the Past
An amateur drama about a time capsule containing a film reel from Victorian times that predicts the future.
On the Run
|Date||7 May 2000; 2001||ID||5540|
This edited colour film captured by the Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society features highlights of the the Historic Commercial Vehicles Society’s London to Brighton Run in 2000. Several historical vehicles are seen in close up along the route, accompanied by a voice over explaining the purpose of the event and locations of the vehicles with time stamps to show progress. The film closes with a montage of the event. [Audio removed for online]
The Tale of the Lonely Daisy
This narrated amateur 3D children's animation, tells the story of a young girl out on a walk, who picks a lone daisy in a meadow. After taking it home, loving and caring for it, the daisy turns into a beautiful fairy, releasing her from an evil spell cast upon her by a wicked witch.
The Job Interview
Amateur drama about three applicants interviewing for an engineering job at a chocolate factory.
The Late Mr McKenna
This amateur colour comedy drama tells the story of Mr McKenna who wakes up late and gets to work just in time to deliver a presentation. Several weeks later Mr McKenna and his wife are expected at a formal church christening, which they only remember following a phone call from the child's parents, having mislaid the invitation. They arrive 'just in time', to witness the child receive a blessing by the vicar. The film has full titles and credits and out-takes / gag-reel.
A Knight to Remember
This amateur spoof drama follows the developing relationship between a couple after their date at a cinema to see a French film.
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