Maidens in Distress

Details

Location

The Maidens (lighthouses)

Year

1976

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

16mm

colour

Length

08min 36sec

Audio

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Irish Film Archive, Noel Spence, Roy Spence

Rights Holder

Irish Film Archive, Roy Spence

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Prepare yourself for a terrifying start to this charming documentary about the East Maiden lighthouse, by Roy Spence. Meet the men who bring essential supplies to the lighthouse keepers and join this merry crew on the little Island Magee ferry for an enjoyable day out. This film was made just one year before East Maiden became automated and the need for this essential service disappeared. 
 

Notes

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.
 

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

A Gothic Films Production

Directed by Roy Spence

Onscreen Contributor: Dougie Hood

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