Cinematic City uses audio from the South West Film & Television Archive. SWFTA holds material from Westward Television and its successor Television South West (TSW) along with other film and video material.

Stuart Moore was the creative producer of the City Through a Lens project in 2010 and 2011 which brought together four BA Media Arts undergraduates in a collaboration with Plymouth and West Devon Record Office, SWFTA and Plymouth City Museum to make four short films for use in schools.
The project was given access to a selection of SWFTA’s archive and it was whilst watching and particularly listening to the old TV programmes that the ideas for Cinematic City formed.