Mark Lewis


Production support


A short documentary exploring the fabulous history and unique technique of cinematic rear projection, the method by which the 'real' was introduced into studio films.

Long Synopsis

Through interviews, anecdotes and employing rear projection, this film will tell the story of the Hansards, who, through their small family-run business, provided rear projection for most of the classic Hollywood movies from the 1930s onwards.

A film celebrating a unique piece of cinematic history and an art form which has all but died with the onset of digital technology.