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About the Moviemakers

When Do We Meet?

Meetings are at 7.30pm on Mondays, from the end of September to the end of the following April, unless stated otherwise in the event programme. There are also informal monthly meetings outside of this season in a local hostelry, for those who wish to attend, and these are publicised on this site during the summer.

Where Do We Meet?

Unless stated otherwise in the event programme, meetings are held at:

St. Christopher's Church Hall,
St. Christopher's Way,
Bare,
Morecambe,
Lancashire
LA4 6EE

 
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Who Are We?

Morecambe Bay Movie Makers is a group of independent local film-makers with interests and experience in a wide range of film-making techniques, from cine-photography and animation to digital editing and image manipulation. We welcome beginners; why not come for a free visit and meet the crowd?

This website was created as an information resource for members, as well as to provide a showcase for some of the work created by the club.

Our club is one of the most active in the North West with thirty plus members, and growing. We have been film and video making, in all its aspects, in the area since the club was formed in 1970. The club have a full weekly programme of activities including "how to do it" evenings, competitions, guest speakers, in-house speakers, practical video making and social evenings.

Morecambe Bay Movie Makers are a very socially aware club and like to go into the community giving presentations and showing members films to a wide range of groups and societies. We like to make movies about our area and special events as well as for other organisations. These have included special needs schools, Music for Heroes concert in Kendal, RNLI lifeboats, heritage / re-enactment groups, Bay Search & Rescue Service and we were recently working with the co-operation of Costain Group PLC to film the Heysham-M6 Link road construction. A few years ago the club arranged a very successful international movie competition to encourage movie makers to show what they can do and raise the profile of our club. The resulting films were shown at The Duke's Playhouse with prizes presented afterwards.

During the summer holidays we meet socially for drinks and a chat and to arrange filming projects. We enjoy visits to places of interest to film, such as national parks, breweries and museums.

We have a range of equipment, including a Blu Ray projector and associated sound equipment built up over the years that is used for group projects, film shows and meetings. The items have been increased recently thanks to a grant from the Lottery "Awards For All" scheme. The equipment can be borrowed by established members to supplement their own kit when working on their individual movie projects.

The club has a close working relationship with the North West Film Archives in that material has been loaned to the club and in return we have filmed events specifically at their request in the area for inclusion in the Archive for future generations to study and enjoy. We welcome anyone of any age or experience to join us, just as long as they are interested in movie making.