The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.
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A Thing About Hair
A clueless and rather clumsy apprentice barber features in this amateur cine club comedy set in a Colchester Gentlemen's Saloon.
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Colchester Cine Club member, amateur filmmaker Geoff Pettit made this slapstick comedy, set in friend Hubert Snow's "Gentlemen’s Saloon" in Colchester. The film features the central characters of an inept apprentice barber and his hapless customer.
Geoffrey Pettit was a prolific amateur cine film maker, becoming a member of the Colchester Cine Club in the mid 1960s. At this time, by profession, he was a portrait photographer working on cruise ships. In 1972, he founded his own business ‘Colchester Colour Processors’, offering specialist photography and film processing. Geoff Pettit died in January 2008.