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Ken Loach's plea for hard-to-find editing equipment answered by Pixar

Producer Rebecca O'Brien says Jimmy's Hall could be last feature film made in traditional way, 'shot on film, edited on film'

Ken Loach puts out appeal for rare analogue editing tape

Help can sometimes be found in the most unlikely places. Ken Loach, the most indefatigable of old-school, social-conscience film directors, has had his plea for vital film-making supplies answered by the animation house Pixar, some 5,300 miles away just outside San Francisco.

What's all the more remarkable is that Pixar, the cutting-edge studio, which has revolutionised animation through the use of computers and digital technology, has supplied the British film-maker with hard-to-find, fast-disappearing equipment for traditional film editing, done the old fashioned way with celluloid and adhesive tape.

Loach, 77, is currently working on Jimmy's Hall, an Irish-set drama about a communist who returns to the country of his birth in the 1930s to reopen the dance hall he once ran.

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