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Rugby Town

On the 30th Nov, Square Chapel hosted our local premiere screening of Rugby Town. Celebrating the 150 years of Rugby League in Halifax.  The Screening was well attended and thanks to everyone who was involved in the making of the film.

The Film has now been entered into various film festivals and we’ll update further during 2024.

Rugby Town was filmed in and around Halifax and Calderdale during 2023.

Link to https://rainbowtroutfilms.com/halifax-rugby-documentary/


Celebrating 1 Year at Albion Street Studios!

It’s truly astonishing to realize that an entire year has flown by since we joyfully moved into Albion Street Studios in Halifax, West Yorkshire. As we reflect on this remarkable journey, our hearts are filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and awe for all that has unfolded.

From the moment we moved in, our studio has thrived as a bustling hub of creativity, inspiration, and collaboration for the video community. We’ve had the privilege of partnering with immensely talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, each bringing their distinct visions and aspirations into our creative space.

Yet, beyond the tangible accomplishments and the emergence of breathtaking works from our studio, we want to take a moment to express our deepest appreciation to everyone who has contributed to this incredible journey. Whether you’ve walked through our doors as a client, collaborator, or loyal supporter, we owe you an immeasurable debt of gratitude.

Your unwavering belief in our abilities, your willingness to collaborate with us, and your generous referrals have been the driving force behind our achievements. We remain humbled and forever thankful for the opportunities you have bestowed upon us, and we vow to persistently strive for excellence in our craft. As we continue forward, we eagerly anticipate expanding upon these foundations, exploring uncharted artistic horizons, and nurturing our studio as a sanctuary for all who seek creative fulfillment.

Once again, from the depths of our souls, we extend our most sincere thanks to each and every one of you. It is your unwavering faith in our journey that has made all of this possible, and we embrace the future with excitement, knowing that we will grow, learn, and create together in the times to come.


Introducing To Halifax & Beyond: 150 Years of Rugby League

Rainbow Trout Films is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of their highly anticipated documentary film, “To Halifax & Beyond: 150 Years of Rugby League.” This compelling feature-length film delves into the captivating world of rugby and explores the profound impact the sport has had on the vibrant community of Halifax in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker James Mellor, “To Halifax & Beyond” takes viewers on an unforgettable journey through the rich history, intense rivalries, and remarkable stories that define Halifax’s deep-rooted rugby culture. Situated in the picturesque region of West Yorkshire, Halifax boasts a long-standing tradition of rugby that has shaped the town’s identity and fostered an unwavering sense of camaraderie among its residents.

Through captivating interviews, breathtaking visuals, and a riveting narrative, the film offers an immersive and insightful experience into the heart and soul of this remarkable town. It showcases Halifax’s distinctive character and explores how rugby serves as a unifying force, bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds, ages, and walks of life.

Drawing inspiration from the incredible resilience and passion of Halifax’s rugby players, “To Halifax & Beyond” shines a light on the transformative power of sports and the unbreakable bonds it creates within communities. Viewers will witness the immense dedication and sacrifice that goes into pursuing the sport at both amateur and professional levels, and the film pays homage to the unwavering commitment of the athletes, coaches, and volunteers who have shaped Halifax’s rugby landscape.

The documentary also delves into the fascinating history of rugby in Halifax, tracing its origins and evolution over the years. From the early establishment of rugby clubs to memorable matches that have etched their mark in the town’s annals, “To Halifax & Beyond” provides a comprehensive account of Halifax’s enduring love affair with the sport.

“We are thrilled to share this remarkable story with the world,” said Linda Kitson, the producer of “To Halifax & Beyond.” “Through this documentary, we aim to celebrate the incredible achievements of its players and highlight the power of rugby as a catalyst for unity and inspiration. Filming will include interviews with players now based in Australia”

“To Halifax & Beyond: A Rugby Journey” is currently in pre-production, and Rainbow Trout Films has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to secure the necessary resources 2 for the production. Supporters have the opportunity to contribute to this remarkable project and gain exclusive rewards by visiting https://igg.me/at/Halifaxrugbydoc/x#/ For more information about the documentary and updates on its release, please visit the official website at www.rugbydocumentary.co.uk. Join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #ToHalifaxAndBeyond and #HalifaxRugby. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/halifax.rugbyFilm


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