A Bunch of Amateurs

The word “amateur” has an apologetic ring. But it comes from “amatore”, Latin for “lover”. Britain’s oldest amateur filmmaking club struggles to survive, as its members grow old amid flickering memories and hardships. In the northern industrial town of Bradford, England, a handful of diehard amateur filmmakers desperately cling to their dreams, and to each other, in this warm and funny look at shared artistic folly that speaks to the delusional dreamer in us all.



“A warm, funny-sad celebration of community and friendship as it followed a group of northern friends chasing their quixotic dreams of making (very cheap) movies."

James Jackson, Times (UK)

"A profoundly poignant film about coming to terms with mortality while finding great comfort in the permanent life of flickering images."

Kevin Maher, Times (UK)

Premieres & Awards

Audience Award

Sheffield DocFest 2022

Official Selection

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022