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Plas Newydd, Anglesey
Three loyal labradors - Brandy, Biscuit and Bran – are solid members of the dog fraternity that is part of life at ‘Plas Newydd’.
Home movie 1924 10 mins Silent
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Brandy, Biscuit and Bran are three loyal labradors that feature in this film of life at 'Plas Newydd', home of the 6th Marquis of Anglesey. A pug dog, its head tied up in a scarf, also features as does a playful puppy. They are the well-loved, four-legged companions of the family who are seen in and around their salt-water swimming pool and out in a rowing boat. The youngest members, the Marquis’s twins Henry and Katherine, toddle about the lawn, amongst the daisies.
This is one of a number of home movies shot by the 6th Marquis (and his daughter Caroline) and it shows him playing golf and standing in a rowing boat with his trousers rolled up; his elegant wife [Lady Marjorie nee Manners] being almost thrown – in fun - over the swimming pool wall by a relative, Pauline Stapleton-Cotton; his wife’s sister, Lady Diana Cooper (the woman wearing a dark mushroom-style hat?) and brother, the 9th Duke of Rutland (sitting wearing a hat in the rowing boat with the Marquis’s daughter Elizabeth), and his twins with their nannies. The estate’s Head Keeper, Mr Sargent, is seen with the labradors.
Cats v Dogs
Home movie 1931 1 mins Silent Location: Llandegfan
Mingo, Jerry and Thea: names of the dogs or people seen? Either way, they will be connected, for sure, with Isla Johnston of Bryn Mêl, Glyngarth, Anglesey, who shot the footage.
Documentary 1970 10 mins Location: Bingley
The quirks of a whippet race, with novices in winklepickers learning from the old hands, all fully elucidated in broad West Yorkshire dialect.
Government sponsored film 1943 1 mins
An English Bull Terrier warns wartime cinema goers to put their cigarettes out with more care.
Home movie 1960 2 mins Silent Location: Pwllheli
Gardener’s nightmare: a kitten at large in a flower bed!
Amateur film 1935 12 mins Silent Location: Little London
Little disturbs the peace in Little London - despite some foxhunting, polo and the Second World War!
Non-Fiction 1950 1 mins Silent Location: Winspit
Oh to be Ginger Tom the cat and while away the hours!
Home movie 1937 6 mins Silent Location: Plas Newydd
What dreams may come when a treasured possession is aggressively broken? Unfinished drama starring Anglesey’s Earl of Uxbridge as a poor boy.
Home movie 1933 15 mins Silent Location: Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll
Tennis, boating and bathing is provided for the August socialising of royals and aristocrats at Plas Newydd, seat of the Marquis of Anglesey.
Amateur film 1936 16 mins Silent Location: Plas Newydd
Catapult-wielding democrats take on wader-wearing fascists in this ‘Plas Newydd’ drama filmed by the Marquis of Anglesey.
Home movie 1925 5 mins Silent Location: Plas Newydd
A dog does what dogs do in this drama created by the 6th Marquis of Anglesey, featuring a lost mother, two frightened daughters and a faithful, if slobbering, hound.
Short documentary 2021 5 mins
Film & TV Critic Hanna Flint introduces The Arbor and reflects on how Clio Barnard's debut feature fuses documentary and fictional elements in an innovative way.
Drama 2018 7 mins
Khwaaish or 'Desire' is an Indian short film that glimpses into the life of one man’s longing to find a same-sex companion, in a city that refuses to accept LGBTQIA+ people.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2015 5 mins
Beautifully animated short film about a boy's feelings of love for another boy – his best friend.
Romance 2017 15 mins
A first-of-its-kind silent LGBTQ short film set in India, Sisak makes waves before the visuals of this film hit the shore.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 12 mins
Lalit decides to come out to his parents at dinner. Seeking acceptance, he cooks his father’s favourite fish curry.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2015 5 mins
A British Indian woman and her father discuss their opposing views on family and sexuality in this beautifully moving, visually striking 2D animated short film.
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