A week after I'd watched "The Fundamentals of Caring" on Netflix, I bizarrely received an email from the CEO of Bluebird Care Camden & Hampstead about creating a video for his business. No need to say I was already pre-sold!
After filming a dozen interviews that felt so genuine and heartfelt from both the carers and the customers, we decided to create two videos instead, showing both sides of the story. The passion of the carers for their "patients" and their jobs, and the life-changing impact that their work has on Bluebird Care's customers who want to retain their independence in their old age.
These are beautiful stories of companionship, respect and dignity which have really moved me. I'm forever grateful I got to work on this project! It's also allowed me to work on the fantastic Canon C300 mark II and develop a new framework for pre-production to ensure better harmony with the client and avoid unnecessary back and forth at the post-production (editing) phase. A great way to keep everyone happy and on the same page.
This is the first film:
Aside from paying the filming and editing, this was a fairly low budget video production. The hospital we partnered with to raise funds for their cause has let us use their chapel to film, and the "actors" are all volunteers. There was a great amount of red tape around filming in the hospital so that was not an option. Instead, we opted for the beautiful chapel that we found on the hospital grounds.
This is exciting video project is part of an ongoing series for Habitat for Humanity GB. Along with many other Habitat branches, they have sent a team of volunteers in the Philippines to help a large team of local workers on a project to rehabilitate and upgrade makeshift homes into typhoon-resistant homes.