a splendid evening showing the staff involved in our two year program of arts engagement the horror film they all starred in, THE TIDE BRINGS | THE TIDE TAKES as well as a showreel of all the projects completed with their help and participation.
A moving celebration of elgin’s community and dr grays hospital. Huge admiration for artists mike inglis and graeme roger, who’ve delivered an amazing legacy for resonate | disseminate. Kirsten body – VISUAL ARTS PRODUCER CREATE INVERNESS + SCOTTISH ARTISTS UNION
we wrote and filmed the piece over a busy june and july during one of the hottest spells of weather this year. the staff of dr grays were the stars of the show helping in every stage of the pre-production and then acting in the final piece. great fun was had by all as we scouted and used diverse locations all over the hospital from dark service tunnels to rooftop crawl spaces, from deserted wards to the hospital radio station.
we had help from so many of the staff, doctors, nurses, porters and kitchen staff all took time out from overworked schedules to help create this hospital chiller and we all enjoyed such a great experience together. everyone came along to see the film and enjoy a show-reel of all the other project documentation films. the staff laughed heartily at dr david williams fantastic performance as the dancing doctor and were generally excited to see each other in such a professional presentation, the 14 minute short with a cast of 17 doctors, nurses, ghat staff, porters and auxiliaries. the ages from 12 – 90. it was a great time and a lovely way to finish the project with the staff and graeme and i agreed that we were sad to leave them and had truly been embraced by this warm and hard working group of people.