We recently worked with Hollywood actor and activist Michael Sheen to help promote the Scottish Government’s People, Not Profit campaign. We filmed on location with the Big Partnership at Capital Credit Union in Edinburgh. Michael’s a huge advocate of employing the services of credit unions over more conventional banks and lenders. Here he tells us why.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reflects on the amazing work and legacy of Dr Elsie Inglis and the Scottish Women’s Hospitals movement ahead of commemorations at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh on 29 November 2017.
Qualifying in 1892, Scotswoman Dr Elsie Inglis was one of the country’s first female doctors. A solid supporter of the suffrage movement, when war broke out in 1914, she saw an opportunity for women to play their part and prove they could be as gifted and valuable as men.
2014 is our most prolific year yet and demonstrates the growing appetite of organisations to commission video content as a core component of their digital strategy.
We’ve worked with young people in North Ayshire (Irvine Burns Club), interviewed Team Scotland for Irn Bru (Glasgow 2014), produced a music video for British indie band Mazes and delivered an inward investment video for Glasgow’s largest and oldest business park at Hillington. Most recently we’ve completed a promo for Dundee and Angus tourist board.
One of the standout projects was commissioned by the Scottish Government via Stripe Communications. We were asked to capture portraits of community-led projects that have received support from the Climate Challenge Fund. The fund was set up to help Scotland achieve its ambitious target of a 42% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2020. In total nearly 700 projects have received support.
It was a humbling experience as we travelled across the country meeting inspirational and energetic individuals from all walks of life warning of the dangers of climate change and tackling carbon emissions.
Never was this more explicit than on the Isle of Coll where the natural world overwhelms. The community has devised a brilliant method of imploding glass bottles into sand to make concrete closing the recycling circle on Coll. It was great to hear the children passionately defend the future of their island.
In the suburbs of Edinburgh we witnessed the asylum-seeker community offering home energy saving advice to minority groups. They’re not just fulfilling a requirement of government policy but a deep-felt need to protect the planet. Some had witnessed first-hand the impact of climate change in sub Saharan Africa.
In Scotland the natural environment is an unequivocal part of our lives. As a nation we depend on it to generate income, provide nourishment and act as a playground in which we can exhaust our energies.
These projects are brilliantly inventive, varied, and resourceful and most importantly they are inclusive.
Please enjoy the film, introduced by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Environment & Climate Change, and share these brilliant examples of grass root projects protecting our land for future generations.