This British company was established by filmmakers Kevin Brownlow and David Gill. After Gill’s death, Patrick Stanbury became a prominent force in the company, which specializes in restorations of silent era films for theatrical, television, and home video presentations and documentaries on the silent era of cinema.
In addition, Photoplay Productions has produced these documentaries on the silent era:
Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film (1980) for Thames Television Unknown Chaplin (1983) for Thames Television
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987) for Thames Television
Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) D.W. Griffith: Father of Film (1993) Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1996) Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000) for Turner Classic Movies
DeMille: American Epic (2004) for Turner Classic Movies
So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton at MGM (2004) for Turner Classic Movies