Orchard Clips adds vintage films from The Baim Collection

Orchard Clips has signed a multi-year representation agreement with The Baim Collection to market their films from the Middle East.

Harold Baim was a director, writer and prolific producer of 35mm short features for UK cinema release. Sometimes called ‘quota-quickies’, these films included colourful widescreen travelogues filmed in Great Britain, Ireland, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Orchard Clips has taken on a selection of films shot across Jordan, Lebanon and Israel between 1961 and 1973 and has packaged them up for clip sales.

“We’re delighted to be able to offer these films to our customers. They paint a picture of the immense history and heritage of these countries, whilst also telling the stories of modern life as it was in the 1960s.”

Luke Smedley, Head of Orchard Clips

“These Middle East films are charming to watch. You become absorbed into the scenes thanks to the vibrant colours of the 35mm Eastmancolor film. I’m pleased to be working with Orchard Clips to introduce them to a new generation of filmmakers.”

Richard Jeffs, owner of The Baim Collection

Orchard Clips licenses the footage for clip sales, including for usage in film and television programming, advertising, education and corporate productions.

View the collection here.