Local film makers were asked to step in at the 11th hour to video Colchester Scout and Guide’s latest Gangshow production, “Around the World in 80-ish Days”.

The show’s producer Jacqui Archard explained: “We like to have the production filmed as a permanent record for everyone taking part but unfortunately this season we were let down at the last minute and it looked likely there would be no video.

“Then someone mentioned Colchester Film Makers Club might be interested and so we approached them with only a week before the curtain went up and, happily for us, they were willing to help.”

EAFC FilmThe Best Film award of the East Anglian Film competition was won by Colchester member David Gibson with his documentary "Joule", the story of the struggle of James Prescott Joule to persuade the entrenched scientific establishment of the time that heat is a form of energy.

The award for the most entertaining programme of the competition went to Lowestoft Cine & Camcorder Club.

The annual event was hosted by Lowestoft and the third competing club was Cromwell Video Camera, which is based in Hemingford Grey in Cambridgeshire.

David (left) is pictured receiving the Best Film trophy from Colchester’s Competitions Officer Mike Saucede.