AMATEUR movie makers have been looking at Holme Valley life through a lens.

Film fans and actors-for-a-day are pictured at a session of film-making activities at Holmfirth Civic Hall.

They got to try their hands at costume making, camera-work, editing, acting and scripting.

The event was held by Impossible theatre company.

At the event, Impossible theatre recruited people to work on its new project.

The film project - entitled Dudey Movie - will pay tribute to pioneering 19th-century showreels made by Holmfirth firm Bamforth's.

The old silent films - some of the first ever made - were documentaries, dramas and comic sketches featuring local people.

The idea was to describe life in the Holme Valley.

The new films - funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund - will be inspired by the 19th century showreels.

They will be filmed in a modern style and document 21st century life in the Holme Valley.

The films are to be shot during the summer holidays, with help from volunteers who enrolled .

Once the films are complete, they will be taken on a tour of schools and libraries.