The Story So Far...
Greenpark Productions Limited (Greenpark) was incorporated in Polperro,
Cornwall, in 1938 by the British author and scriptwriter, Walter Greenwood,
whose credits included the book and feature film, "Love on the Dole",
and his accountant, Mr. Park.
about the life and works of Walter Greenwood are available in the Walter Greenwood Collection of personal papers held by theUniversity of
to its Memorandum and Articles of Association the company was, amongst other
things (!) established to "Carry on the Business of Producers and Promoters
of Electric Cinematograph Pictures, Picture Theatres, Music Halls, Stage
Plays, Operas, Operettas, Burlesque, Vaudevilles, Ballets, Pantomimes, Revues,
Concerts, Spectacular Pieces and Bioscopic Pictures". Wow
of Greenpark were relocated from Polperro to London in 1939 and Walter Greenwood
developed the company during the Second World War as a producer of corporate
and government films, which work it continued for almost the next fifty
years. During this time many well known writers and directors worked with
Greenpark, including Laurie Lee, Dylan Thomas, H E Bates and John Grierson.
early days Greenpark was a member of the small group of companies that made
up the Film Producers Guild which were involved in setting the standard
and style of British documentary film production that was adopted throughout
the British Commonwealth.
Greenpark continued producing informational and corporate films for blue
chip clients into the 1970s during which time, as other members of the Film
Producers Guild went out of business, Greenpark took over their archives.
In 1977 the company was acquired by David Morphet, an award winning British
documentary film producer/director/writer, who continued to produce corporate
films and videos and television documentaries until shortly before his death
As a result of its rich creative history Greenpark has an archive of several
million feet, including what is reputedly one of the best intact audiovisual
footage archives of British social history covering the 1940s - 1970s, as
well as numerous other subjects relating to the UK and other countries around
the world. This archive is now being marketed as Greenpark Images.
We are still researching the company's history, so shall be adding to this
page as more information comes to light.
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