Although many people perhaps think of the work of a film archive as a rescue mission for old and neglected (and mainly black and white) footage, the truth is that collecting ‘current’ work is just as vital to the, preservation of our film heritage. The films of Cardiff-based filmmaker Steve Sullivan have been on the Archive’s wish-list for some time, and now we have them!
… Steve turns out to be the ideal depositor, having carefully labelled and indexed his reels in preparation, making our work a great deal easier at the other end! His BAFTA-winning film, ‘A Heap of Trouble’, has already been housed in the Archive for some years, and now we are delighted to add ‘Fatted Calf’ (joint winner of the 1998 DM Davies Award), ‘The Debt’ (1998) and ‘Dreams and Desires’ (1997) – tales of the unexpected all!
We look forward also to seeing Steve’s first feature film, ‘Happy Hours’, … and eventually to preserving it, too, for posterity!