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Director searching for numbering tape to help finish editing his next and possibly last narrative feature, Jimmy’s Hall.

Ken Loach is appealing to editors and post production houses to find a batch of film numbering tape - essential to help finish editing his upcoming feature Jimmy’s Hall.

The British director, best known for films such as The Wind That Shakes the Barley and Kes, has resisted the move to digital and still works on a Steenbeck, cutting physical film stock with editor Jonathan Morris.

But with the widespread move to digital, Loach believes Jimmy’s Hall could be the last feature film to use the flatbed editor and, less than two weeks into the cutting process, supplies are running out.

Speaking from the cutting room at Goldcrest Post London, Loach told ScreenDaily: “We’re making a start and putting the scenes together. But we’re finding that one or two of the support services are fading »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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