Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive is a free public access resource for teachers, students, historians and anyone who has an interest in moving images. Spanning from 1897 to the present day, the films in the Digital Film Archive cover all aspects of life in Northern Ireland and includes everything from dramas to documentaries, newsreels and features, animation to amateur footage.
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The Magic Man
Grave-robbing, murder and villainy abound as a trickster brings his mind-reading act to a remote Irish village.
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Winner of the World Amateur Film of The Year, The Magic Man features the talents of Rowel Friers. Artist and celebrated political cartoonist, Friers not only helped design the sets for The Magic Man, but even played the central role of Mesmero. The grounds of the folk village - at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum - here double as the small town at the centre of the mysterious shenanigans.
Twin brothers Roy and Noel Spence have been making films like this for over fifty years; with subjects including crafty leprechauns, creatures from outer space, fifties rock 'n' rollers and the undead. You can enjoy many of these fantastical creations on BFI player. This film is courtesy of Roy Spence and is held in the Irish Film Archive.