Peter Watkins and the Playcraft Film Unit

Jones, T. (2017) Peter Watkins and the Playcraft Film Unit. [Video]

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The documentary, 'Peter Watkins and the Playcraft Film Unit' (2017) by Tim Jones focuses upon the five amateur films produced between 1957 and 1962 by Peter Watkins and Playcraft, a Canterbury-based amateur drama group. These amateur films proved to be vital in the development of Peter’s directorial approach, use of historical reconstruction and newsreel style, which would later feature in his Academy Award winning film, The War Game.

The documentary provides a unique insight into the making of Peter’s amateur films and his early development as a filmmaker.

Item Type: Video
Additional Information: This film was a Finalist at the Hollywood International Independent Film Festival and selected for the CKF International Film Festival, Melbourne City Independent Film Awards, Auckland International Film Festival and the Creation International Film Festival.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P0087 Communication. Mass media
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Media Art and Design
Depositing User: Mr Tim Jones
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2018 16:08
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2018 16:08

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