150 Years of Rugby League in Halifax: Celebrating a Legacy.


The Teaser Trailer is Here.

Live from BBC Radio Leeds on 23rd June 2024. James Deighton talks to Director James Mellor about Rugby Town’s Latest win at the International Sports Film Festival in Slovenia.

Live from BBC Radio Leeds on 20th June 2023. James Deighton talks to Director James Mellor & Producer Linda Kitson about a new documentary film about 150 years of Rugby League in Halifax.

The Documentary Timeline

We are working to a finished film by November, in time for the main 150 year celebrations.

  1. Funding & Pre-Production 

    We have started the project, with thanks to The Supporters Trust and The Community Foundation for Calderdale, to kick start the project. We then are crowdfunding, so we can make this a bigger feature documentary.

  2. Production

    Main bulk of the filming, including interviews with players past and present. Reconstructions from the past. From the first game played, through to key events in the 150 year history.

  3. Post-Production

    Editing the footage, accessing archive material, music, graphics and all the other elements that go into putting the film together.

  4. Screenings / Premiere & Festivals

    Once the film is complete we aim to have a local premiere screening to bring everyone whom was involved together.

    Then we will be entering it into relevant film festivals around the world.

  5. Broadcast/stream/bluray

    We will work on deals to get the film distributed to the widest possible audience.

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We successfully hosted at Square Chapel in Halifax our exclusive preview (Local Premiere) on Thursday 30th November.



Thank you to our main local premiere screening sponsors

Elcons & Terelec

Keith Neller wishes his best for the 150 anniversary documentary film project.

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