Super 8 Stories: Growing Up in Rathcoole

Details

Location

Belfast, Rathcoole

Year

1970s

Source

BBC NI

Format

Super 8

colour

Length

04min 28sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI, Doubleband Films, Michael McAdam

Rights Holder

Doubleband Films, Michael McAdam

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Description

Growing up on the huge housing estate of Rathcoole in Belfast during the 1970s is recalled by Eddie Campbell and by boy film-maker Michael McAdam. Resplendent in 70s fashion and Chopper bicycles, the footage is lively and fun and features the children of the estate hard at play, filmed by themselves. This clip appeared in Series 2, Programme 3 of Super 8 Stories.

Shot List

Collage with quick cuts of children playing in Rathcoole housing estate including scenes with boys on Chopper bikes. Boy filming himself in mirror on Super 8 camera. Boys staging a western-style gunfight. Family sitting in garden. Film being loaded up in the projector room of the Grove Cinema.

Credits

Narrator - Maire Jones; Camera - Michael Quinn; Sound - David Kilpatrick, Kevin McCarthy; Music Consultants - Jim Meredith, Ralph McLean; Production Accountant - Anne Hegarty; Production Assistant - Tammy Moore; Dubbing - One Zero Zero; Online Editor - Alan Perry; Researcher - Ronan Feely; Archivist - Evan Marshall; Assistant Producer - Jenny Waugh; Executive Producers - Deirdre Devlin, Michael Hewitt; Editor - Greg Darby; Producer - Diarmuid Lavery; Director - Brian Henry Martin

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