VILLAGERS in Heptonstall added a touch of real-life drama to a new film by filling in as extras.
Some scenes in Men of Rochdale, which charts the rise of the Co-operative movement, were shot in the village last week.
Dozens of residents were extras in the 52-minute film about the 28 pioneers whose vision for a better social order inspired them to form the Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society in 1844.
Lead actor is John Henshaw, who starred in Early Doors, Born and Bred and Looking for Eric. The film is due for release at the Co-operative World Festival in the autumn. It has been funded by the Co-operative Group.