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Elstree 1976 (2015)*


Title: Elstree 1976
Rating: NR
Directed by: Jon Spira
Written by: Jon Spira
Starring: Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch and John Chapman
Release Date: 5/6/2016
Running Time: 90 minutes

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In 1976, during the hottest summer on record, Star Wars was shot in suburban North London. Nobody involved had any idea how big the film would become, many couldn’t even remember the title.

Yet for the bit-part actors and extras, their faces hidden in masks and helmets, this seemingly insignificant job would go on to colour their lives even four decades later.

ELSTREE 1976 is a portrait of a cross-section of these people; from the man inside the most iconic villain in film history to the guy whose character was completely cut from the final film. It tells the stories of their lives and explores the eccentric community they have formed, traveling the world, signing autographs for fans.

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Dedication: This film is dedicated to the memory of Martin Bunce

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