Biography of 'Pelicula Films'
Films associated with 'Pelicula Films'
- AYRSHIRE LANG SYNE
- CASTLE AND CAPITAL
- DOWN-HOME: Cape Breton And Quebec
- FOLLOW THE MOONSTONE
- IONA - DOVE ACROSS THE WATER
- IT WASN'T ME MISTER
- LIVINGSTON - A PLAN FOR LIVING
- LONG SPRINT: Diary of an Olympic Athlete
- LOTHIAN LANDSCAPE
- MAN AND ENERGY Part 2: Man the Destroyer
- NEIL GUNN - LIGHT IN THE NORTH
- NO EASY WAY: Allan Wells, One Man's Olympics
- NORMAN MacCAIG: A MAN IN MY POSITION
- ST. ANDREWS BY THE NORTHERN SEA
- STOCK OF BROOM - THE EDINBURGH MERCHANT COMPANY
- TOWN CALLED AYR, a
- VICTORIAN SCOTLAND
Mike Alexander and Mark Littlewood formed Pelicula Films in 1971. Both had already established themselves in the Scottish film industry, through working with Campbell Harper Films and BBC Scotland, Alexander developing as writer/director and Littlewood as cameraman.
As a team, Alexander and Littlewood produced through Pelicula a variety of different films, both fiction and documentary. They made a number of promotional films for Films of Scotland such as Dunfermline (1974), Lothian Landscape (1974) and Castle and Capital (1980) and a series of sports documentaries: The Long Sprint (1976) about athlete David Jenkins, No Easy Way (1980) on Olympic Gold Medal winner Allan Wells and Doin' the Business (1988), a portrait of snooker player Steven Hendry.
They have also made an acclaimed series of music documentaries. Pelicula's fiction output includes Nosey Dobson (1976) for the Children's Film Foundation, The Donegals (1977) financed by the Scottish Arts Council; and The Adman (1980).
Their first full-length theatrical feature was the Gaelic language As An Eilean (1993). Pelicula continues to produce films today for cinema and television.
Researcher: Melissa Stewart