Diana Taylor runs Redcliffe Film Productions, a Bristol film production company with a commitment to producing films based on local themes.
They have produced films for a number of local organisations (Thornbury Museum, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Artists Studio), and are currently working on two projects - A drama documentary about the life of Ivor Gurney, a First World War poet and composer who lived in Gloucester and Hannah More, a playwright and poet from Bristol.
I recently interviewed Diana about her interest in local history and to find out more about her film work and involvement with Redcliffe Films.
Q. How did your interest in filmmaking come about and what made you decide to make films about Bristol and its history?
A. I started taking pictures when I was very young with a basic box camera and then later on did a degree in Film and Photography at the Polytechnic of Central London when I also did freelance photography in and around London....