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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Brady has spent his days trying to outsmart the leprechauns and learn the secret of their wealth. A pot of comedy-horror gold from The Spence Brothers.
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Drawing on films such as Darby O'Gill and The Little People and Finian's Rainbow, this short sends up traditional Irish stereotypes, combining the legends of the 'fairy folk' with the trademark , B-movie stylings of The Spence Brothers. The result? A World Amateur Film of The Year. Shot on location in various County Down locations, including Downpatrick and the Mournes.
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.