The making of the video was gifted to us by Innes Gregory, who was supported by NESS, and who has been involved in film-making previously, along with professional film-maker friend Faustas Talacka. We started filming the video just before the first lockdown, and had to put everything on hold until October 2021, when were able to start filming again. Innes and Faustas gave their skills and time for free, making their donation absolutely invaluable. Working with them to put together this film gave us a fascinating insight into the process of filming as well as being hugely enjoyable.
We were very grateful to everyone to shared their story with the film-makers, to highlight the support they had from NESS, including John, Sonia and Mairita – thank you so much for your contributions – we hope to use this film far and wide to showcase the work that NESS does, and hopefully reach out to more people who may be needing some support with their sight and/or hearing loss.
To make sure the film is as accessible as possible, we have included subtitles and BSL interpretation.