20 February, 2014

New Photograph of Recent Film - Circles

We are pleased to add a new photograph to our Photographic Collection. This photograph comes from a recent production, Circles, produced and directed by Michael Alley. This film is categorised as being experimental, on the theme of Circles. Perhaps the image below reflects this perspective:

Lord Street, Southport.

To find out more about the film, see the film in our Film Catalogue:

More images in our Gallery.

19 February, 2014

Resources to Support our Film-makers

We have just restructured the Resources section of our web site. Our Resources includes resources relating to hands-on film-making, whether based on the direct experience of Southport MovieMakers, individual members or insights gained from hearing visiting speakers. Selectively, some web resources are also included.

Specifically, we now present this facility in alphabetical format. For example, L for Lighting and Locations, C for Casting and I for Ideas.

Have a look and see if it stimulates you to develop a new film idea.

18 February, 2014

Southport MovieMakers' Film Catalogue: A Dynamic Resource

Recently, the Club announced the commencement of a significant new project – the creation of a catalogue covering all the films that the Club has made over the last 65 years, including films made by small groups within the Club and individual members.

The Catalogue will be addressing the past 65 years’ productions but will also be keeping up-to-date with the very recent, current – and future productions, so that, as the Club evolves, so does the Catalogue, reflecting that dynamism.

Our Archives Officer will be addressing the past but as regards the very recent, current and future – that’s where the members have direct input.

Southport MovieMakers’ Film Catalogue will provide the opportunity to:

1. Showcase members’ contributions to group productions
2. Showcase members’ individual productions
3. Provide members with the opportunity to learn more about the Club’s past, present – and future
4. Publicise even more what we are all about

It is a very big project for the Club and therefore when batches of the films have been fully catalogued, they will be published, on a gradual, ongoing basis.

So, how can members have direct input into this project and showcase their films?
Members are very much encouraged to submit their films to the Club Film Catalogue.
A dedicated page has been set-up on the Club web site for members to enter their films.

15 February, 2014


You do realise that ‘Jaws’ is a film about the Vietnam War, right? No?  Then pay attention this Thursday, as Chairman Pete shares his passion for a film that has captivated him since the age of five.  With anecdotes about, and analysis of, the film’s famous scenes, we re-examine the movie that kick-started, but could so easily have ended, Spielberg’s career.

Day: Thursday 20 February
Time: 8 pm – 10.00 pm
Location: St James' Church Hall,
Lulworth Road, Southport, PR8 2BQ.

07 February, 2014

"Not Another War Film"

On Thursday 13 February, our evening will be hosted by Club member Tony Glynn. As the title suggests, the subject is World War II but again, as the title suggests, the subject is most definitely NOT ANOTHER WAR FILM but rather, the effect of war. Let Tony explain.

Six years of war! It had an effect on everyone and everything but how did it affect the world of British cinema? What about the toilers in the studios, trying to shoot a production as the bombs were falling? What kind of films were produced? How did the war affect our favourite screen personalities? Who served in what uniform - and was anyone involved in espionage?

Tony Glynn hopes you will join him in stepping back to catch the feeling of those days and to become acquainted with some British screen gems - and you won't hear a shot fired!

 Edge of the Storm
Club Production 
Written by our speaker, Tony Glynn.

See more of our production photographs:
Visit Our Gallery

Come and hear Tony Speak
He is an authority on his subject

Day: Thursday 13 February
Time: 8 pm – 10.00 pm
Location: St James' Church Hall,
Lulworth Road, Southport, PR8 2BQ.

This event was scheduled for November last year but unfortunately had to be rearranged.