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Keep Watching Skies
Keep Watching Skies

Keep Watching Skies 1975


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Keep Watching Skies 1975

21 mins Northern Ireland Director. Roy Spence

A drive-in movie, inquisitive sheriff, bikers, teenagers and good old-fashioned rock 'n' roll, Twentieth Century American culture is quirkily recreated in this knowing tribute to The Blob. Ever ingenious, local filmmakers The Spence Brothers utilised local resources and nearby locations such as Carrickmannon Lake and the Comber bypass to recreate the glamour and excitement of faraway America.

Twin brothers Roy and Noel Spence have been making films like this for over fifty years; with subjects including crafty leprechauns, creatures from outer space, fifties rock 'n' rollers and the undead. You can enjoy many of these fantastical creations on BFI player. This film is courtesy of Roy Spence and is held in the Irish Film Archive.

Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive is a free public access resource for teachers, students, historians and anyone who has an interest in moving images. Spanning from 1897 to the present day, the films in the Digital Film Archive cover all aspects of life in Northern Ireland and includes everything from dramas to documentaries, newsreels and features, animation to amateur footage.

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Roy Spence


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