In 2021, the Island Triangle Resident’s Association (TITRA) of the Railway Cottages, Willesden Junction, NW10, created the first annual free film festival for local residents to celebrate a long history of British filmmaking on the Island Triangle. The festival, which took place across the streets of Titra and The Collective was attended by around 150 people. The Island Triangle conservation area (Stephenson St, Goodhall St, Stoke Place, Crew Place, Webb Place and Old Oak Lane) is made up of Victorian railway cottages, which have been seen on British screens since the 1930s. They have been included in many recognisable advertisements, TV shows, films and music videos including ‘The Ipcress Files’ (1965); ‘Foyles war (2019); ‘Eddie the Eagle’ (2016); Wild Bill (2019); ‘Common People’ by Pulp and ‘Our House’ by Madness. The upcoming ‘Phantom of the Open’ movie about amateur British golfer Maurice Flitcroft which comes out later this year was also shot here. Oscar winners, nominees and other Hollywood favourites such as Michael Caine, Ralph Fiennes, Mark Rylance, Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman and Rob Lowe are also listed on the cul-de-sac’s portfolio! The second Film Festival will take place on 24 September 2022 - more details to be announced soon! The event has been funded for the second year running by the OPDC Heritage Grant, small grants awarded for community projects and funding generated through filming in the area.
Open to all Island Triangle residents, places are limited and tickets must be booked.
Tickets available below.
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