The Running, Jumping, & Standing Still is a short, avant-garde, experimental film with no dialogue, but plenty of music and bird sounds. It is the very first piece of film that Richard "Dick" Lester directed. It stars Lester himself as a painter, Peter Sellers as the hunter, Mario Fabrizi as the photographer, Leo McKern as the telescope/punching glove guy, Norman Rossington as the bearded exercising man, David Lodge as the camper, Grahame Stark as the "astronaut", Spike Milligan as the violinist, Bruce Lacey as the record man, and an unknown female actress.
The short film was recorded using a camera owned by Peter Sellers and was filmed over two Sundays in 1959, at a total price of £70-£5 of which involved rental of a field for use. The film was nominated for 'Best Live Action Short' Academy Award in 1960 and won an award at The San Francisco Film Festival. All four of The Beatles, especially John Lennon, saw the film and loved it. This led to the band contacting Lester to direct a Beatles movie. The results: A Hard Day's Night, Help,and eventuallyHow I Won The Waras well.
This particular copy of the film came from the Special Edition VHS of The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night.