Follow us on

The First Film (2016)

The First Film
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


In October 1888 Louis Le Prince produced the world’s first films in Leeds, England. These were shot on cameras patented in both America and the UK. Once he had perfected his projection machine Le Prince arranged to demonstrate his discovery to the American public and thus the world. On 16th September 1890, just days before he was due to sail to New York, Louis Augustine Aime Le Prince stepped onto the Dijon to Paris train and was never seen again. No body was ever found so legally no one could fight the Le Prince claim that he invented a camera that recorded the very first moving image. As a result, several years later, Thomas Edison and the Lumiere Brothers were to claim to the glory and the prize of being acknowledged as the first people to pioneer film. Louis Le Prince was never added to history books. But for one lone voice, who worked with him, Le Prince’s name and his pioneering work was forgotten.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 8th, 2016 (Limited) by Guerilla Films
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 110 minutes
Comparisons: Create your own comparison chart…
Keywords: 1880s, Movie Business, Biography, England
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Guerilla Group, Robert Worcester, John Chittock Foundation, Guerilla Docs
Production Countries: France,
United Kingdom,
United States


David Wilkinson    Himself
Michael Harvey    Himself
Mark Rance    Himself
Stephen Herbert    Himself
Tony North    Himself
Tony Pierce-Roberts    Himself
Daniel Martin    Himself
Tony Earnshaw    Himself
Adrian Wooton    Himself
Laurie Snyder    Herself
Quentin Dowse    Himself
Carol S Ward    Herself
Louise A. Handley    Herself
Jacques Pfend    Himself
Liz Rymer    Herself
Mick McCann    Himself
Gordon Trewinnard    Himself
Ronald Harwood    Himself
Tom Courtenay    Himself
Joe Eszterhas    Himself

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

David Nicholas Wilkinson*    Producer
David Nicholas Wilkinson*    Screenwriter
Irfan Shah    Screenwriter
Doug Abbott    Executive Producer
Robert Worcester    Executive Producer
Irfan Shah    Co-Producer
Bill Lawrence    Co-Producer
Sidonie Roberts    Co-Producer
Chris Jones    Co-Producer
Christopher Barnett    Composer
Don McVey    Director of Photography
Johan Maertens    Sound
David Hughes    Editor

Limited and VOD Releases: Live Long and Prosper

September 9th, 2016

Other People

The week’s list is flooded with documentaries on all number of subjects. Of these, For the Love of Spock is the only I’m most interested in seeing and the critics are with me on that one. However, it is not the most likely film when it comes to box office success. I would have to give that to Other People, although being on Video on Demand might stop it from being seen in theaters. More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Full financial estimates for this film, including domestic and international box office, video sales, video rentals, TV and ancillary revenue are available through our research services. For more information, please contact us at