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Ordinary people who have played the part as an extra in films shot in Bradford are being asked to relive their moment of to be featured on the Big Screen Bradford.

As part of the Bradford International Film Summit 2015, Bradford UNESCO City of Film are asking people to come forward with their memories, photos and films of their time as an extra for a unique project called “Seen on Screen”.

Stories from Bradford’s extras will be gathered together over the next six weeks and feature in March on Big Screen Bradford in City Park and other venues as part of the three day international film summit.

Since being awarded the prestigious title of City of Film in 2009, Bradford has welcomed a growing numbers of film and TV crews to use its varied locations as a backdrop for their productions.

From walk on parts in Hollywood movies to crowd scenes in British dramas, the people of Bradford have been lucky enough to appear in some of the greatest film and TV productions from classics like The Railway Children to the Selfish Giant

Inspiration for the project came from Bradford UNESCO City of Film Director, David Wilson who featured as an extra in the Academy award winning film, The King’s Speech where he ended up starring alongside Colin Firth.

David Wilson said: “Being an extra was an incredible experience – and quite challenging as I had to be outside for much of the filming in sub-zero temperatures! It was great to go and see the film and see myself in it – although very briefly!”

“Seen on screen will bring together people’s memories of some wonderful moments to share with not only our city but our international guests who will be visiting the city.”

inspirational movie locations and its many celebrations of the moving image through the city’s annual film festivals.

Please submit your stories and pictures to:

For further information, please contact:

Amy Bouchier, Communications Manager – Bradford International Film Summit 2015             07808 172152


David Wilson, Director of Bradford UNESCO City of Film 07896 729618


Closing date for submissions is Monday 16 February 2015.