Santa Claus Vs the Mayans

  • Released in 2014. Written by John Isles
  • Comedy drama. 720 HD.
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The Mayans predicted the world would end on the 21st December 2012 yet the prophecy failed to come true! Now you can see the untold story of how in 2012 Father Christmas saved us all from destruction at the hands of the fearsome "El Monte!"

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Shuttle Saves the World!

  • Released in 2011, Written by John Isles
  • Parody/Comedy Drama. 16:9 DV
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Earth is under attack!
The mighty Vorkon has challenged Earth to the greatest trial of skill and courage in the cosmos - the game of badminton! Can Earth's greatest champion George "Shuttle" Kipper defeat the vast legions of Emperor Vorkon or is the world doomed to defeat and conquest?

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Christmas in Glorious Huddersfield!

  • Released in 2009. Presented by Philip McKenna
  • Sketch Comedy. 16:9 DV
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How do the people of Huddersfield celebrate Christmas? What do they do? Why do they do what they do?Well find out now!
Phillip McKenna introduces us to the delights, sights and sounds of this most vibrant of towns as we approach the Christmas season!

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A Man Of Words

  • Released in 2008. Presented by Gareth Preston
  • Documentary. 16:9 DVCAM
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"It Was A Dark and Stormy Night"

These words inspired Gareth Preston to investigate the fascinating and often forgotten history of the man who first penned them, Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Join Gareth on an illuminating journey through the personal story of Bulwer-Lytton and his surprising mark left on literature from the career of Charles Dickens to the origins of science fiction.

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Fabulous Fairytales

  • Released in 2005. Presented by Jeremy Higgleswicker.
  • Parody/Adult Comedy. 4:3 DV
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Hello Children! Are you sitting comfortably? Good, because it's story time!

Jeremy Higgleswicker reads you the kind of bedtime tale you're glad you never heard as a child. Perhaps the story of the Little Red Hen and her quest to bake a loaf of white fluffy bread? Isn't that nice? Or maybe you'd like to hear about a little boy's adventure on Christmas Eve?

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Miss Fortune

  • Released in 2007. Written by John Isles
  • Drama. 16:9 DV
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Within the winding alleys of carnival tents a fortune teller's pack of cards lays bare a man's future.
Great successes are promised to come to him, but does a darker fate await beyond what he was foretold?

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The First Step

  • Released in 2006. Presented by Carl Bowler
  • Documentary. 16:9 DVCAM
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A spirited retrospective about the cold war space race between the United Stases of America and the Soviet Union, from it's beginnings until the lunar landings.
Carl Bowler considers the motives and meanings behind our first steps into the cosmos and ponders what may happen in the future.

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Rail Rage

  • Released in 2000. Written by Kevin Hiley and John Isles
  • Comedy. 4:3 VHS/Video8
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A businessman with an expensive watch and a meeting to get to. A Hiker with a thermos and a Walkman, both find themselves stranded on a remote station and this is only the start of their troubles!

Nigel Peever and Gareth Preston star in this bickering tale of manchild rivalry against the spectacular backdrop of the Settle and Carlisle Railway.

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Help Wanted

  • Released in 2001. Written by Gareth Preston, Music by Peter Wicks
  • Musical Drama/Horror. 4:3 SVHS
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A killer, hiding from the authorities takes a job as a handyman at a parish church. He thinks he thinks he has escaped the law, but is justice awaiting him in another form?

Help Wanted is a story told by it's musical score as well as it's images. The film and the score were created simultaneously making a unique production experience.

Data Protection

  • Released in 2000. Written by Kevin Hiley
  • Scifi Drama. 4:3 DVCAM
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A Radio Astronomer uncovers something in his research that the world has to hear about. But who is this smartly dressed man shadowing his every move with an ability to seemingly change time itself at whim?

A short homage laden scifi thriller filmed at the world famous Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.

Memories of the Mill

  • Released in 2004. Written by John Isles
  • Documentary. 4:3 DV
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John Isles' grandfather Frank Brook worked for Learoyd Brothers, a fine worsted woollen mill in Huddersfield until the 1970s. In order to get a feel for what life was like in a time gone by, John and Frank take a journey to Queen Street Mill in Burnley, the last steam powered mill in the world.

That Friday 13th Feeling

  • Released in 2005. Presented by Gareth Preston
  • Film Review. 4:3 DV
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Gareth Preston delivers a fascinating monologue about the famous 1980's teenage horror film, Friday the 13th in this Video Comment.

The film features tributes to some moments from the films revolving around the mysterious Crystal Lake and is a must for any horror fans out there.

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Rise Up!

  • Released in 2005, Written by Kevin Hiley and Andrew Crines
  • Propaganda parody. 4:3 DV
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A short film about the plight of the Russian worker at the hands of his villainous oppressors! He longs to be freed from the hands of bourgeois tyranny and greed. But liberation is no longer a distant dream. Help arrives in the form of revolution! The People's Party comes to his aid and usher in a bright new future!

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La Dette Des Remords

  • Sorti en 2004. Par Màtthieu Poste, Josué Fieldenne, André Crines et Kevan Hilé
  • L'art visuel 4:3 DV
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Amour. Passion. Désir! Ce sont les choses près du coeur de notre histoire de nation! Our raconte ces émotions humaines et applique elles à la classe et des personnes. L'aristocrate, le philosophe, le paysan.

Tout à la recherche de l'amour et de la liberté vrais du soul! It est la tragédie finale! Une extrémité aigre pour ces désirs tellement normaux de l'OH!

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Tales Of the Woodland Ghetto

  • Released in 2004. Written by Joshua Fielden and Kevin Hiley
  • Clayamation. 4:3 DV
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It is a normal, peaceful day in the Woodland Ghetto. The happy, well-armed creatures of the Ghetto are basking in the summer sun. That is until word reaches them of an impending attack by a rival gang comprised of Lizards who intend to shoot their peaceful day to pieces.

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Hey Hey We're the Mongols

  • Released in 2004. Presented by John Isles
  • Documentary. 4:3 DV
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In 2003 I was attending college and was given a project to make a video diary. I'd seen them over the years on BBC2 as part of the "Video Nation" series. Find out how to become a Mongol in this fascinating video diary from John Isles, which gives an insight into the behind the scenes goings-on when Westlake Films made historical re-enactments for the History Channel UK.

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Queen of Hearts

  • Released in 2004. Poem by Christina Rossetti. Screenplay by John Isles
  • Drama short. 4:3 DV
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The Queen of Hearts is a two minute film accompanying the poem by Christina Rossetti. This charming tale of one man’s attempt to win against his unbeatable lady friend is accompanied by Alistair Lock's superb music and was originally filmed as a student project.

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