Mansfield movies needed for big-screen project

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A touch of tinsel town could come to Mansfield with plans for a new project involving home-made movies.

People are being urged to dig out their old home movies and submit them to be used as part of a feature film about the history of the area.

Once cut together, there are plans to show the finished film on the big screen in the new year.

The Past Lives project is working in conjunction with Mansfield Museum and it calling for people to dust down their old home-made films and submit them to be used as part of the grand finale.

This Friday, 14th November, an open day is being held at the museum on Leeming Street to find out more about the what the project entails.

A spokesman for Past Lives said: “Over the next eight weeks, the project will create a unique film of Mansfield’s past through the eyes of local people and their cameras and stories.

“The film will be accompanied by original music composed by local students in collaboration with the project’s own music ensemble - which features several international touring players - and performed live at a screening at the Palace Theatre on February 7th 2015.”

The project has funds to transfer and conserve all formats of home movie material including the old 8mm or 9.5mm films.

Those whose film will be used in the final cut will be receive a free transfer of their movies to DVD for their own use. The materials will also be archived for conservation.

“Come along to the open day at the Mansfield Museum on November 14th if you would like to find out more,” the spokesman added.