Help! The restoration of Jack Cardiff's 1944 film - 'Steel'
Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:33 AM
98 years ago my Father Jack Cardiff started his career as a child actor in the film business. He actually never retired from the film business and when he passed away in 2009 he had made it to 90 years working in film. He'd gone from working on silent film to working with a Red!
During World War II he was assigned to photograph films about the war effort. One of these films was called `Steel'. I have just started a `Kickstarter' campaign (organised by Amazon) with the British Film Institute and am in urgent need of help to restore this 67-year-old film back to its former glory. This 30-minute film uses the American process of Technicolor to spotlight the highly skilled craftsmen who for generations devoted their working lives to steel whilst being hunted down by the Luftwaffe, here is the link -
I'd really appreciate it you could have a peek at the webpage.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:07 AM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:12 PM
Best of luck with this project!!!
Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:26 PM
We frequently refer to Black Narcissus here and I'm a huge fan of "The Red Shoes".
Looking forward to seeing more of his work!
Is it really true he shot some work on a RED camera?
Which ones were those?
Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:54 PM
If you know of anyone who would be interested in backing this project, I'd really appreciate it if you could pass it on.