Segrave Film Supports local Charities
At a packed private screening on Wednesday, donations were presented to representatives of two local charites.
152@90 documents the organisation of celebrations in Southport to mark the 90th anniversary of Sir Henry Segrave setting the World Land Speed Record on the beach at Ainsdale.
Segrave’s actual record setting car, now in private ownership, was brought back to Southport for the celebrations, and the film, which includes the re-enaction speed runs on the beach and celebrity cameos, has a runtime of 65 minutes.
Created by local crew OMF specifically to raise funds to support local charities, it was hoped that DVD and Blu-ray limited editions, due for release on 15th May, would enable OMF to support at least one local charity. Both DVD and Blu-ray editions sold out before the screening however, which enabled donations totalling more than £300 to be presented to the Queenscourt Hospice and the Anti-Trafficking Unit of The Salvation Army. Further donations on the night raised an additional £100.
Also screened was the first cut of The Tiger Returns. Having been commissioned to chart the history of Segrave’s Sunbeam Tiger by current owner The Mallya Collection, this film is not due to be completed until early July, but Mallya gave their permission for a one-off screening in first cut form alongside 152@90. ‘Being able to show Tiger made the screening extra special’ said Director, Ian W Bennett MBKS. ‘Tiger is being made specifically for the owner and will never be released or shown publicly.’
With both limited editions completely sold out, 152@90 will be released as VOD (Video On Demand) on 15th May with a direct link from the web site at www.onefivetwoatninety.co.uk
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