It’s Always Nice to be Needed


The third ‘Directed by North Merchiston’ film is now available online.

Directed by North Merchiston is a series of five short films, made with the collaboration of the residents at North Merchiston Care Home. Lead by award winning documentary film maker Duncan Cowles, each resident was encouraged to take control of the filmmaking process and decide upon the direction and what content they’d like to be included and focussed on within the films.

The films were commissioned through Luminate Creative Ageing Festival in association with Scottish Care.

This film is entitled “It’s Always Nice to be Needed” and focuses on 90 year old Edith’s ode to her grandmother.

It's Always Nice to be Needed

Each of the residents' films - May, Charlie, Edith, John and Margaret - will be made available online on consecutive Mondays between 20 March and 17 April.

Please feel free to share this information and the films more widely. We'd also love for you to share your response to them through Twitter at @scottishcare or @DuncanCowles

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