Credits

Stuart Davids

Stuart Davids

Director

When I became aware of what was happening in care homes, I immediately felt compelled to do something by way of making a film. It was no mean feat in the middle of lockdown. Having experienced my Mother’s dementia I always strive to use my skills as a director and producer when I can, to represent that experience, or help others who are going through it. To have achieved this with such a talented group of individuals, a lot of whom were learning new skills like shooting on iPhones, is a source of great pride. I hope that the film will raise awareness of the struggle and heartbreak that was unfolding within the care home sector and indeed still is as people try to care for their loved ones with dementia.
Neil Leiper

Neil Leiper

Director

Neil Leiper is an actor/ director who played in the Scottish feature film Beats and directed the play Cool Dads which was written by Simon Murray and featured at the Oran Mor in Glasgow. This is the second film that he has directed alongside Stuart Davids for the Dementia Services Development Trust. The first was We Need to Talk about Dementia.
Bob Rafferty

Bob Rafferty

Location camera and sound

Bob Rafferty is a Glasgow based content creator working primarily in video.
Colin Monie

Colin Monie

Film editor

Colin Monie works across film, television and documentary. His feature work includes the BAFTA-winning The Unloved, directed by Samantha Morton; Peter Mullen's award-winning The Magdalene Sisters; Deepa Mehta's Oscar-nominated Water, and her adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children. Amongst his documentary credits is Jig by Sue Bourne. More acclaimed work includes From Scotland With Love and Nae Pasaran.
Martin McCardie

Martin McCardie

Writer, location director

I watched a very good friend of mine as he tried to look after his mum during a very difficult few years as she struggled with dementia. I witnessed the various stages of the condition and what that did to the person that suffered from it and also witnessed how it affected my friend and his family too. I read lots of different books about the condition in its various guises and wanted to help if I could. When the idea of this project was discussed we decided I could write some material that we could film in my family house, my wife, daughter and son are in it and my other son filmed it. We as a family discussed the care home situation at this time and particularly about care home residents who are suffering from dementia and the staff that are trying to look after them. The scale of the issue was overwhelming. There is more writing to be done about this subject matter and more films to be made but making this one during a pandemic and lockdown with my family, in our house, will not be easy to forget.
Patrick Doyle

Patrick Doyle

Music score

Patrick Doyle is a Scottish composer and long-time collaborator of actor-director Kenneth Branagh, Patrick is known for his work composing for films such as Henry V, Sense and Sensibility, Hamlet, Carlito's Way, and Gosford Park, as well as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Thor, Brave, Cinderella, and Murder On The Orient Express. he has been nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards and is the recipient of the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for "outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of film and television music".

Photo credit: Alex Brady
Prof June Andrews

Prof June Andrews

Dementia adviser

The Covid19 pandemic shone a light on many problems in the way we care for older people, and people with dementia in care homes. As the adviser to the Dementia Services Development Trust, I was asked what they could do as their response to the terrible situation that unfolded. Residents in care homes were prevented from seeing their families, and staff were struggling to provide care without the right equipment. Families were forbidden to visit even when people were dying. And people were dying in great numbers. I supported this team of professional actors and film makers to tell the stories that they were hearing. Nothing here is invented except the names. Personal contacts and media outlets and their own experience furnished the narrative. Against the odds, in lock down, and quickly putting together new skills, this film was made and is a testimony to the experience of care providers, and those who received their services. It asks us all, how can we make this better the next time?
Sean McCardie

Sean McCardie

Location camera and sound

Simon McCallum

Simon McCallum

Writer, location director, camera and sound

With Carol’s story I wanted to look at a Care Home that was very well run and where staff and residents had a close connection. I wanted to examine how someone who was passionate about their job, who was very thorough and professional would cope when thrown into the eye of the storm. Through Carol’s eyes we see the impact on the home but also on staff and residents in her care. We also see how her personal life is deeply affected. I spoke to several people in the care sector as well as families with loved ones residing in homes, this combined with numerous press articles formed the bedrock of my research for this story.
Serious Facilities

Serious Facilities

Postproduction

Serious Facilities are a full service TV post production company based in FilmCity Glasgow, with great in-house staff offering post production across all TV genres.