Photoplay Productions

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Photoplay Productions is an independent film company, based in the UK, under the direction of Kevin Brownlow[1] and Patrick Stanbury.[2] Is one of the few independent companies to operate in the revival of interest in the lost world of silent cinema and has been recognised as a driving force in the subject.[3]

In 2010, Photoplay Productions was the recipient of the Silent Film Festival Award[4]

Documentary production[edit]

Photoplay Productions has been recognised as a driving force in the revival of interest in the lost world of silent cinema.

Amongst its film history documentaries are:

Selected film restoration[edit]

Photoplay Productions has restored numerous feature silent films and shorts, with music by Carl Davis[7][8] including the following titles:



Academy recognition[edit]

In 2010 Photoplay Director Kevin Brownlow was awarded an honorary Oscar for his services to cinema in the role of film historian and film restorer.[14]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Patrick Stanbury". IMDb. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Photoplay – Home Page". Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  4. ^ Michael Guillen. "SFSFF 2010: THE STRONG MAN (1926)--Kevin Brownlow Introduction – ScreenAnarchy". Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic | DOC NYC". Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Cheney special". Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Silent Era : People". Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Special Guests – TCM Classic Film Festival 2016". Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Abel Gance's Legendary "Napoleon," Restored Again by Kevin Brownlow, Heads to Oakland for Unique Screenings | BLOUIN ARTINFO". Art+Auction. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  10. ^ "'Napoleon' marches across the big screen again –". USA Today. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  11. ^ The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  12. ^ "The DVD Journal | Reviews : The Phantom of the Opera: The Ultimate Edition". Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  13. ^ The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  14. ^