Video: Behind The Scenes of Swallows and Amazons (1974) – The Amazon Pirates

Watch a behind-the-scenes video below, shot in 1973 during the filming of “Swallows and Amazons (1974)”. Lesley Bennett and Kit Seymour, playing the Amazon pirates, set off with other members of the cast to film on Coniston Water whilst the mothers watch with Molly Pilbrow from Theatre Projects. Swallow and Amazon can be seen rehearsing out on the lake. Shot on 16mm film (Bolex)…

You can read the whole story by Sophie Neville, who starred as “Titty Walker” in the film, in the second edition of her book “The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)“, which you can buy from our Swallows and Amazons shop.

Video © Sophie Neville. All rights reserved.