As an early pioneer of digital cinema, Ian’s pro-debut was one of the world's first pieces of digital cinema. Shortlisted for Best Script at the Royal Television Society Awards, the film played at the Edinburgh Film Festival, toured cinemas and theatres across the north of England and was sold  for UK TV broadcast.

Written & Directed by Ian D Fleming   Starring: Paula Wright, John K Hall & Andrew Fullard   

    Produced by Darren Mapletoft - Edited by Neil Marshall - Cinematography Kennteh C Dodds   

Financed by A4E Lottery Film, Northern Production Fund and Sony UK

©1998 Cumbria Film Independents - ©2018 Screenworks


Password: Salty17

THE GATHERERS 20th Anniversary

2018 sees the 20th anniversary of the making of THE GATHERERS. The film was made in Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria as the climax of two life changing arts in the community projects, the first having been made under Northern Stage Theatre Ensemble. As a celebration of the impact the making of the film had on the filmmakers, the participants and the town of Barrow, THE GATHERERS has been totally restored, recoloured and recut and will be screened at a celebration event in Forum 28 cinema / theatre, where it originally premiered, to an audience of all those involved in the original production.

It's good to mark this seminal moment in the lives of all those the project and the film touched.

The new restored version will be 'released' after our Sept 2018 celebration event.




West Coast Photo_Invite_Front1.png


Exhibited alongside esteemed photographers and visual artists such as Martin Parr and Eve Arnold in the WEST COAST PHOTO exhibition at the BARROW DOCK MUSEUM, The Gatherers team were proud to be thought of being remotely worthy of being in the same room!

January 2020 brought The Gatherers to UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON with a a special screening with Q&A hosted by London College of Communication students as part of the prestigious SOUND & CINEMA PAST, PRSENT & FUTURE series of events and showcases.