I worked closely with Historic Scotland to produce a series of films documenting the creation of a bronze statue to honour one of Scotland’s most famous figures: Mary, Queen of Scots. Over the course of a whole year, I followed and filmed the progress of the artwork, which was commissioned by The Marie Stuart Society.
Firstly, a short teaser piece was produced to generate a real buzz about the project. Secondly, we made a mini-documentary lasting 10 minutes looking at the close collaboration between the various agencies involved. Thirdly, a five-minute film focussing on the actual crafts involved in making the statue was delivered. These fascinating traditional skills, which really bring the process to life on screen, include the sculpture of David Annand (using wire armature and clay), the talents of expert stonemasons, plus metalwork by Powderhall Bronze.
The series of films showcased the passion behind the project and were all received extremely well by the client and the public.