Title of Film: The Rise, Fall - and Rise? of Lord Street, Southport

Director(s): Les Thomas

Producer(s): Les Thomas

 ScriptLes Thomas
 Script Development 
 InterviewsNeil Foley
 NarrationNeil Foley
 EditorLes Thomas
 CinematographyMichael Alley, Robert Baxter, Alan Beddows and Les Thomas
 SoundMichael Alley
 LightingAshby Ball
 Production AssistantsArthur Emmett, Tony Glynn and Geoff Williams

Storyline / background information
This film  examines the changing fortunes of Southport. The film reflects upon the halcyon days of the past and looks at the present state of the town, focusing particularly on the famous thoroughfare of Lord Street. The film includes interviews with a range of individuals, businesses, charities and politicians. The Rise? referred to in the title reflects the positive signs of growth, in part overseen by Southport BID, together with the efforts of volunteer groups in the town.

Source of the Idea for the Film:
Anecdotal observations made by Club members as Lord Street's character changed.

Year of Production: 2015. The film was shot during July and August 2015.

Running Time: 25 mins, 54 secs

Location(s): Southport town centre

This film falls into the selected categories:

 Action-Adventure  Horror 
 Biopic  Melodrama 
 Comedy  Road-film 
 Comedy-Drama  Romance 
 Crime          Sci-fi 
 Disaster  Sports 
 Documentary Supernatural 
 Drama  Suspense-Thrillers 
 Fantasy  War 
 Film Noir  Western 

The film was recognised by the following awards:

Institute of Amateur Cinematographers North West Festival 2015:
The Rhyl Cup (Best Club Entry)

The producer(s) of this film acknowledge the assistance  given by the following people/organisations:

Rod & Wendy Wright

Further Information

Date added to Catalogue: 3 February 2016

The Rise, Fall - and Rise? of Lord Street, Southport - Les Thomas


Filming the Lord Street in Bloom Volunteers
August 2015