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Light, camera, action in Cliffe Castle
7:00am Monday 15th October 2012 in Keighley
Cliffe Castle Park’s cafe was taken over by a team producing a film.
The premises were used to shoot a key scene for a short film, called The Poetry of Mammoths, set in Keighley and the surrounding moorland.
Film maker Jim Walker said: “The film has a long flash-back set in a cafe where the main character first meets his wife in 1969. I knew the Cliffe Castle Cafe would be the perfect location.
“We supplied posters and props for 1969 and built a temporary screen to hide the big modern soft drinks machine which was completely wrong for the period, and was far too heavy to move. Cheryl, who runs the café, was great, and even appears in the film as herself, wearing a 1969 red gingham apron.
“She really entered into the spirit of the day and, of course, fed us as well. What’s more, the cafe has a real working milkshake machine for those period treats."
He said another scene had recently been shot on Cowling Moor, at the Hitching Stone.
He added: “It was very windy, which can ruin the sound, but we had some good equipment and managed to get what we needed.”
He said he hoped to get the film completed by November 3, so that it could be entered in a festival in Scarborough.