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Isle of Man Film Commission

Overview
Works: 43 works in 105 publications in 3 languages and 10,678 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Children's films  Comedy films  Biographical films  Romance films  History  Juvenile works 
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Isle of Man Film Commission
Miss Potter by Ewan McGregor( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an effort to give their younger brother, Norman a project to keep him busy now that he has joined the family publishing house, the older Warne brothers agree to publish Miss Beatrix Potter's first children's book. They don't expect the book to sell well, but they need to keep Norman busy. As a single woman living in Edwardian London, Beatrix suspects this endeavor may provide her with a small measure of freedom. But she also has very specific ideas about how the book should be published. As they work together, Norman and Beatrix become close. After the first book is published, Beatrix goes on to a second book and that sells well. One day at lunch, she meets the rest of Norman's family, including his sister, Millie and the two women become fast friends. Norman proposes, but Beatrix's parents object to the marriage proposal. After much argument, they agree to let Beatrix marry Norman provided they wait until the end of the summer
Thomas and the magic railroad by Britt Allcroft( Visual )

12 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diesel # 10 has devious plans to dominate the other engines by finding and crushing their dwindling supply of magical gold dust. Lily has a hunch that her grandfather holds the key to rescuing the little trains in his workshop on Muffle Mountain
Alex Rider : Operation Stormbreaker by Geoffrey Sax( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Rider has been trained since birth for a career as a spy. It's not until his beloved uncle, Ian Rider, dies that Alex learns of his intended purpose in life. At just 14, Alex is not sure he can do all that is required of a super spy. Without much choice he is taken under the wing of Britain's secret intelligence service. The Special Operations Division of the MI6 sends Alex on a mission which could save or cost millions their lives. As Alex embarks on his greatest challenge yet, he learns all is not as it seems. Equipped with super spy training, Alex is prepared to deal with whatever comes his way
The Libertine by Laurence Dunmore( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wilmot, a 17th century poet, is the Earl of Rochester and from the beginning he treats his wife cruelly, drinks to relentless excess, abuses his friendships, and generally wallows in dissipation, much to the dismay of King Charles II. The king hopes that Rochester will write a play glorifying his reign. But Rochester finds his true inspiration when he sees a young actress named Lizzie Barry. Rochester sets out to make her the greatest actress of their time--and she, with some reluctance, submits to his teaching
On a clear day by Alex Rose( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man decides to try and salvage his self-esteem by attempting the ultimate test of endurance, swimming the English Channel
Keeping mum by Niall Johnson( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Goodfellow, the well meaning vicar of the parish of Little Wallop, is so obsessed with writing the perfect sermon that he is oblivious to his wife Gloria's dalliance with her brash golf instructor Lance; neither does he notice that his daughter Holly has a different boyfriend every week, and his yound son Petey is the whipping boy for the school bullies. Gloria feels her life is spiralling out of control and prays every night for salvation. Enter Grace, the answer to the family's prayers: a sweet grey haired old lady, the charming and discreet new housekeep, who has her own unique definition of keeping house -- and a very unusual way of solving problem
I capture the castle by Tim Fywell( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a classic English story, Cassandra Mortmain chronicles in her diary what happens to her eccentric family when a young American man inherits the local estate. The bittersweet love story that ensues is far more complicated than she ever imagines
Waking Ned Devine by Kirk Jones( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Ned Devine dies from shock of winning the lottery, two old codgers enlist the help of the whole village in defrauding the lottery to claim the prize
The mistress of spices by Paul Mayeda Berges( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tilo is an immigrant from India, and a shopkeeper, who is also the "Mistress of Spices." The spices which she gives to her customers help them to satisfy their needs and desires. Her life changes when she falls in love with Doug, an American man
Shergar( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Shergar, Ireland's most decorated thoroughbred racehorse
Sons & lovers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naive, sensitive Gertrude meets Walter Morel, a handsome coal miner, at a dance. Married after a whirlwind romance, her joy in married life diminishes as Walter reveals himself as drunken, violent, and shiftless, spending most of his time off in the pub. Consequently, Gertrude pours all of her dreams into her sons--with Oedipal intensity. When her eldest son William falls ill and dies, she transfers her longings and disappointments on her younger son Paul, a talented artist who works at a stockings factory as a clerk. Her clinging emotional hold on Paul becomes quite strong, as well as uncomfortable -- so much so that it forever affects how Paul sees women
The Gathering( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American backpacking in rural England has her life taking a turn for the worse after a car accident. During recovery, she is befriended by a researcher studying a buried 1st Century church embedded with images of Christ's crucifixion. She begins to have horrific visions of the townspeople and their deaths
Lawless heart by Neil Hunter( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shocked by the death of a friend, three men decide to take their lives in hand. The film takes a journey through the comedy of love, with three friends facing life, death, sex and misadventure
Heartless( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamie is a talented young photographer who has a disfiguring birthmark that makes him feel like an outsider. While he is developing pictures, Jamie sees a hooded figure peering from behind a window. Investigating, he stumbles into a horrific world of reptilian monsters posing as street gangs, violence inflicted on the most innocent, and a demon with the power to offer Jamie everything he has ever dreamed of, but at a deadly price
Gabriel & me( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old Jimmy Spud wants to be an angel, the kind with wings that fly. He wanted to be like his friend Gabriel, a high-ranking archangel who heeds prayers. He wants to use his 'angelic' powers to save his father, who has lung cancer
Lassie by Charles Sturridge( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Carraclough family is forced to sell Lassie when they fall on hard times. On her journey of 500 miles, Lassie faces dangers, natural and human, and finds help in unexpected places as she returns to her home and the boy she loves
The deaths of Ian Stone by Dario Piana( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On an otherwise ordinary night, the young Ian Stone encounters a mysterious creature and is forced into the path of an oncoming train. Rather than facing certain death, Ian finds himself reborn into a new life that feels strangely familiar. After his second death, it becomes apparent that Ian is being hunted by an evil presence, and will be forced to die every day until he can solve the mystery of his own life
Belle by Matthew Goode( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Dido Elizabeth Belle, an eighteenth-century English woman of mixed race, is raised in privilege by her aristocratic great-uncle and his wife, she is denied a proper social standing because of her skin color. But when Dido falls in love with a young idealist lawyer who aspires to create positive change, she finds herself caught between two worlds
Owd Bob( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his grandson visits for the summer, a widowed, cantankerous man slowly learns to accept his tragic past, to love again, and to make amends with a friend lost
Darkness falls by Chris Carter( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tragic accident leaves behind a desperate husband looking for answers and revenge
 
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