I have a life long interest in early cinema, and collect rare films and professional equipment from the silent era. 

I worked on Kevin Brownlow's 2000 restoration of Napoleon as his assistant editor, and was editor on the restoration The Cat and the Canary (1927). I also edited and co-directed several film history documentaries with him.

I have been lucky enough to uncover and preserve a few lost films, including a Harold Lloyd comedy, a film by Georges Melies' brother, and the earliest fragment of a Lon Chaney feature film.

I have put a few rarities from my collection on youtube:

The first film directed by Ivan Mosjoukine: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFX6vwT-5sI

A lost Fay Wray film: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nnZIuFLIJ0

I have also edited and associate produced a complete programme of a night at the movies, 1917, for Fritzi Kramer's Movies Silently:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1765285926/release-kidnapped-1917-four-short-films-on-dvd

I have put on shows of original prints from my collection, projected on 100-year old hand cranked projectors, at the Flatpack Festival, and the Cinema Museum in London.

THE GUNFIGHTER

My latest project has been a reconstruction of the previously lost William S Hart film The Gunfighter (1917), which was shown at the Giornate del Cinema Muto in October:

https://anttialanenfilmdiary.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-gun-fighter-1917-reconstruction-by.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&fbclid=IwAR2YNq-ujjaYaH1gbEHmFvj_pjc4YEb8ZxdB1ThdDKh7YNnTegJZizEb1hE

Here's an article about how the film was reconstructed:

http://moviessilently.com/2019/11/17/the-gun-fighter-1917-a-silent-film-review/