3 May 2007
News and music footage licensed from ITN Source’s inspiring moving image collections, has been skilfully incorporated in to Shane Meadows’ eagerly anticipated new British feature film, This is England.
Produced by Warp Films, the movie tells the story of 12–year–old Shaun, growing up in a grim coastal town after losing his father in the Falklands War. After falling in with the local skinhead scene, Shaun discovers a world of parties, first love and the joys of Dr Martin boots. As the racist gang harass the local ethnic minorities, the course is set for a rite of passage that will hurl Shaun from innocence to experience.
Over 13 minutes of archive material licensed by ITN Source, includes news footage of the National Front, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the Falklands War and music footage of 80s pop icons Wham, has been carefully edited into the film to provide historical context, and real-life scenes bring to life the political, cultural and social climate of 1980s Britain.
Other recent box office hits to have used footage from ITN Source’s moving image library, include 2007 Oscar® winners: The Queen and The Last King of Scotland; Half Nelson; Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan; The Good Shepherd, Bobby, World Trade Center and Superman Returns.
About ITN Source
ITN Source (formerly ITN Archive) is the world’s leading provider of motion imagery, containing over 800,000 hours of iconic and inspiring footage captured over three centuries. From news to drama, celebrity, comedy, music, wildlife, natural history and film, and growing at a rate of over 20 hours a day, ITN Source is the most diverse commercial archive in the world.
ITN Source represents the world’s largest collection of moving image libraries including, Reuters, ITN, Channel 4, Granada, British Pathe, FOX News and FOX Movietone and other specialist collections. An advanced digital website now offers users the convenience of searching for, viewing, downloading and now purchasing iconic and captivating footage at the touch of a button.
With headquarters in London, ITN Source has sales offices across the globe in New York, Los Angeles, Canada, Berlin, Paris, Johannesburg, Sydney and Tokyo.