The Drumlin

Details

Location

Newtownards

Year

1980

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

16mm

colour

Length

17min 50sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Gothic Films, 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

Who will triumph when a game of hide and seek turns into a campaign against nuclear power?

What really lurks under the grass of the mysterious drumlin? Two children playing hide and seek stumble upon a strange visitor on the beach. This sparks a chain of bizarre events inspiring civil disobedience in a Newtownards housing estate. Settle in for an uncanny adventure involving vanishing children, hypnosis and U.F.O. sightings.
 

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

Written and Directed by Roy Spence

Onscreen participants: Elaine Watson, George Roberts
 

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