Quinneys, the film (2021) coming soon!

Our film of the play Quinneys is very near to being released – the final edits and addition of film credits and music are being completed in the next week or so. As readers of the antiquedealersresearchblog will know, over the past few months we have been busy making a film version of the play Quinneys (1915).

Quinneys, the film (2021), full cast. Photograph, Andrew Mills, 2021.

Indeed, you can trace the genesis and development of our project to recreate the play in our numerous blog posts over the past seven years! (yes, 7 years!). You can trace the journey we have been on with Quinneys, from the initial ideas for the recreated play, the rehearsals for a ‘live’ performance (cut short by the first Lockdown of the pandemic back in March 2020), to the shift to making a film version and the final stages of the making of the film in the posts on the blog – see our posts on 27 July 2014; 6th December 2014; 31st December 2014; 28th November 2015; 23rd December 2015; 26th June 2019; 17th December 2019; 30th January 2020; 9th February 2020; 4th March 2020; 8th March 2020; 27th September 2020; 28th May 2021; 20th July 2021; as you’ll see, it’s been a long journey!

George Rodosthenous (the director of the film) and I had a first look at the completed film this week at the cinema on campus at the University of Leeds (George even brought popcorn!). I must say, it’s looking fabulous! Patrick Bannon (cinematography) and George have done an amazing job on editing the footage and have created a real legacy project for the AHRC Year of the Dealer project.

Here are some exclusive photographs of how the film looks in its final version – taken at the first viewing of the ‘proof’ version screening of the film this week on campus.

Jim (Fergus Johnston) and Posy (Annabel Marlow), Quinneys (2021). Photograph, Antique Dealers Research Project, University of Leeds, 2021.
Sam Tomlin (Malcom Webb), Quinneys (2021). Photograph, Antique Dealers Research Project, University of Leeds, 2021
Susan Quinney (Hannah Rooney) and Posy Quinney (Annabel Marlow), Quinneys (2021). Photograph, Antique Dealers Research Project, University of Leeds, 2021.
Posy Quinney (Annabel Marlow), Cyrus P. Hunsaker (Stephenson Catney), Jim (Fergus Johnston), Quinney (Samuel Parmenter), Dupont Jordan (Sebastian de Pury), Sam Tomlin (Malcom Webb) and Susan Quinney (Hannah Rooney), Quinneys (2021). Photograph, Antique Dealers Research Project, University of Leeds, 2021.
Mable Dredge (India Walton), Quinneys (2021). Photograph, Antique Dealers Research Project, University of Leeds, 2021.
Dupont Jordan (Sebastian de Pury), with one of the ‘Chippendale’ chairs. Quinneys (2021). Photograph, Antique Dealers Research Project, University of Leeds, 2021.
Quinney (Samuel Parmenter) and Susan Quinney (Hannah Rooney). Quinneys (2021). Photograph, Antique Dealers Research Project, University of Leeds, 2021.

We are planning two exclusive, invitation only, premiere screenings of Quinneys (2021) later in November and early December, before we release the film to the world as a free download on the project websites. I will of course post some updates on the screenings in the coming months, but for the moment I’d like to thank George, Patrick, all the actors, and everyone who helped create Quinneys (2021). It’s a brilliant piece of work!

Mark

2 Comments to “Quinneys, the film (2021) coming soon!”

  1. please add me to your e-mail list when the film is out

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