Preston film company’s uplifting video says Thank You to key worker heroes

Posted on - 22nd April, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Preston News
Still from A Kingdom United
Northern Heart Films collaborated with poet Carla Mellor on A Kingdom United

A Preston-based film company has made an uplifting video in tribute to the key workers on the frontline of the battle against coronavirus .

Northern Heart Films, which is based at Saul Street pottery studio Make North, has collaborated with poet Carla Mellor for the emotive film, A Kingdom United.

The film has so far been featured on BBC Breakfast and on Sky channel Together TV.

Scott Bradley, Head of Production at Northern Heart, said: “The project first started when we heard about the national applause for the NHS staff, and we wanted to produce a short film to pay tribute.

“We had intended to go and film the frontline workers around Lancashire, but when Boris Johnson announced the lockdown that plan had to change. So, as an alternative, we collaborated with The Mirror/Mirrorpix and used their photography archive to make the film work.”

Read more: Deafening applause outside Royal Preston Hospital as city claps for carers

If the film below doesn’t display, watch on Vimeo.

Scott said Carla Mellor’s “down to earth and emotive storytelling” felt fitting for the film.

Carla said: “At such a difficult and uncertain time for not only the UK, but the world as a whole, I just wanted to do something to say thank you to those out there who are keeping us safe and keeping the country going. They are true heroes and deserve the utmost recognition for the sacrifices they are all making for the health and safety of our nation.”

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