Funding the restoration.
The BFI is a charity and has many calls on its limited funds. We are extremely grateful to the archivists for the wonderful work that they have done with the Adelphi material. However a great deal more needs to be achieved in order to restore the films and make them widely available.
Adelphi is not a charity but the business has only had debt for many years and is supported solely by the Dent family. Sadly the family is not in a position to fund the restoration that is needed.
We have been very fortunate that complete restoration of the 2 of the films - Penny Points to Paradise and Lets Go Crazy Ė 2 very early Peter Sellers / Goons films have been funded by a very generous private donation to the BFI.
If you would like to contribute to the cost of restoration please contact us.
The Dent family would like to thank everyone who has supported the Company with enthusiasm for the films and in many cases with professional expertise with no thought of financial reward. They are too many to mention them all but.
Special thanks are due to :
The memory of Nicci Crowther who introduced Bill Allan and Richard Jeffs to the Company but sadly did not live long enough to see the fruits of their labour.
Bill Allan and Richard Jeffs for their endless enthusiasm, time, energy, and immense professional expertise and knowledge of the industry.
Penny Points to Paradise and Letís Go Crazy would never have been restored by the BFI National Archive without the support of Laura Camuti. Her generosity and enthusiasm have been boundless.
Ken Balkwill who has been a generous benefactor to the Company and a staunch supporter.
Vic Pratt and Nigel Algar from the BFI archive for their support, enthusiasm and patience and for the wonderful work they are doing with the collection.