For Southend Film Festival Director, Paul Cotgrove, it's a discovery of a lifetime: rare films of Peter Sellers thought to be lost forever.
However, more than 50 years after their production, these shots are being shown for the first time.
Unbelievably, two short films 'Dearth of a Salesman' and 'Insomnia is Good for You' were salvaged from a skip outside a film company's office in London by Robert Farrow in 1996.
By 1957, Sellers had made his name as a radio star with The Goon Show. He went on to star in The Pink Panther films and Dr Strangelove.
Now, two previously unseen 30-minute films will be shown for the first time in public on the opening night of the Southend Film Festival on 1 May next year.
Paul Cotgrove says that his festival will be honoured to premiere the movies:
Peter Sellers entertained millions with his comedy throughout the 50s, 60s and 70s.
By showing these films next year, he'll be able to entertain on the big screen once more.
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