Aarchive Films

Over 40 years experience with cine film

Home Movies to Digital

Aarchive Films

Don’t let your priceless home movie memories gather dust and fade away; use our expertise and years of knowledge to preserve and enjoy them for many more years to come!

With over 40 years experience in the film business dealing with Super & Standard 8mm, 9.5mm, and 16mm, we understand how to treat old films. We have transferred 9.5mm films dated from 1898 with the original quality still in excellent condition!

Here are some personal home movies, originally shot in 1983 and transferred recently to digital and then uploaded to YouTube and easily shared.

Customer Feedback

Since 1992, we have had many happy and satisfied customers have had the joy of their precious cine film being transferred to video, DVD and digital. Here are just a few of the comments that we have received from them.

Some of the feedback is from way back when and some of it was from this year. 

Thank you to all the customers who have trusted us to look after your precious home movies. 

Phil kept me updated from the day he received them, sent me a tester via email to make sure I was happy with the quality, and even made sure I would be home to receive the delivery when it arrived. Absolutely superb service, I couldn’t fault it, well done Phil, I would not hesitate to recommend your services at any time.

Tracey, Plymouth

Dear Phil, you've done a wonderful job with the reels and I'm so grateful our paths crossed! Thank you for all your care and diligence towards my footage, and I'm very impressed with the results.

Tom, Somerset

From my first telephone contact with Phil I was aware of the passion and pride in his work; I knew that the transfer of our rather sad and neglected 1960’s 8mm cine films to a digital format could be safely left in his care. From us posting the 10 reels, to receiving them back took just 5 days and the digitised version was better than we had hoped for. A big thank you Phil.

Jean, Plymouth

Many thanks for the excellent job that you done on transferring my films to DVD. We are very pleased with the results and the memories from 40 years ago.

Keith, Ipswich

Thank you for the fantastic work that you did for me recently on my old super8 film reel. Considering what condition this reel was in I overjoyed at what you have retrieved for me and put to DVD. The memories on watching it are worth their weight in gold to me and my family. Superb.

Mark, Plymouth

Received the surprise film and indeed it contained just what I had thought it would be of. It is a very nice remembrance of my parents and family… it has been a very long time since 1946 and I am glad it came out that well.

Lillian, USA

The package turned up safe and sound and my brother is absolutely delighted with the DVD’s! Thank you so much for the efficient and prompt service. I will definitely use your service again. Thanks again!

Carol, Croydon

And Many Thanks, I’ve now seen footage of my mom and dad and older brother locked away in a loft for over 40 years and now can viewed by all the family, thanks to phil @ Aarchive Film Productions. Many thanks again for the speed and quality of your product.

Nick, Staffordshire


    We have a growing YouTube channel with short clips from some of the documentaries we have made, including steam from the South West and all over the UK. 


    DVD documentaries

    We have also established ourselves as one of the South West’s leading documentary producers, bringing exclusive images of historical Plymouth and the steam railways of Devon and Cornwall area to the small screen.

    Railways Series 1

    • Railways Series 2

    • Other Railways DVDs

    • Plymouth Series

    Steam to Stream

    You can now watch some of the Railways Remember videos online, simply head over to our Patreon Page to find out how. 

    Watch RAILWAYS SERIES 1 and more today

    At the moment, we have Railways Series 1 available in full, but there are other exclusive steam train videos there as well.