Haywards Heath Movie Makers
Second Chance was our Albany winning entry for 2013.
Seeds for Life, completed in 2009, shows the vital work of the Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst Place near Haywards Heath, West Sussex.
Love Me or Hate Me is a short club film starring the A272!
Yes, the A272 is a road, loved by some, but hated by others. It dissects Sussex East to West and has been around since Roman times.
Jim's Dream was our Albany winning film for 2014. Directed by David Fenn, the film won this annual competition making us winners for an unprecedented third year in a row. The theme for 2014 was "A Shot in the Dark."
Maggie's Secret won the 2012 Albany Competition for our club.
Following the mother's death a brother and half sister are reunited after a shaky start to their relationship.
The Player was made for the Albany Competition 2015. This computer animated film was produced by David Fenn and animated by Ray Young, using Poser. The production received a commended certificate from the Albany judges.
RED 7 was one of two entries made for the Albany Competition 2016. An unusual, quirky, black comedy-drama, RED 7 was awarded the Syd Mitchell Trophy for the best comedy. The film was written and produced by Neil O'Neil and directed by Ron Prosser.
Number 30 was our second entry for the Albany Competition 2016. Relying on computer generated animation and live action, the film achieved the Runner-up Trophy. Animation was by Raymond Young, producer was David Fenn and the story was by Stan Holgate of the Lancashire Authors Association.
End of an Era
In September 2016 Haywards Heath lost one of its oldest independent shops. Baldwin's Drapers, was established in 1935 and has remained in the same family for over 80 years. Haywards Heath Movie Makers made a record of this much loved business before the closure took place.
"Shock Treatment" is a club production made for the 2017, Albany Competition. The theme for the competition was 'Drama Queen', and the original story was written by Peter Jones of the Lancashire Authors Association. The film was directed by Ron Prosser.
Filmed at the beautiful church of St. Mary's, Balcombe, "The Prodigal" was our entry for the 2018, Albany Competition. The theme this time was 'Elephant in the Room'. The contest was closely fought, and we were narrowly beaten by Chichester Film & Video Makers.
"The Prodigal" won the Runners Up Trophy and the Greenyer Trophy for the best use of sound.
11a.m. was first made in 1954 by the now defunct ‘Crawley Film Unit’. It was resurrected in 2019 for the Albany competition and re-edited from its original length of 19 minutes to the Albany permitted 15 minutes. It was made as a silent film in the Alfred Hitchcock style with music accompaniment by vinyl records.
This new version has been remastered to 16:9 format and sound effects and bespoke music have been added by our Dutch friend Hans den Turck.
Haywards Heath celebrated the 175th Anniversary of the railway coming to the town over a weekend in September 2016. We covered some of the events, including the Model Railway Exhibition, and part of the Grand Victorian Procession.
A Special Relationship
Made for the 2020 Albany Competition, A Special Relationship was produced by David Fenn and directed by Ron Prosser, together with Derek Watts.
The film won The Albany Trophy for the best overall entry as well as The Albany Editing Trophy. The film is dedicated to the memory of Derek Watts who sadly passed away on 16th January 2020.