Islands in Film – Final Film

Islands in Film uses footage from 75 people on Mull, Iona, Ulva and Gometra to document life under lockdown during the week of 18th to the 24th of May.

Islands in Film offers a moment of connection, to let the viewer know that we’re not alone and that so many other people are experiencing the same things as them, just in their own ways. It offers an escape from the confinement of lockdown by sharing the spaces ofthe islands through the authentic voices of the people living there.

The film’s content comes from 255 submissions from 75 local people. Alasdair Satchel from What We Do in the Winter, a podcast about the lives of the people of Mull, Iona, Ulva, Gometra and Erraid, used the podcast’s social media presence to ask islanders for their own takes on the situation to create a unique archive of this moment in time. The finished film will be screened online and submitted to the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive. A watch party premier launch was held online on Fri 26th June at 8pm.

Directed and edited by Alasdair & Georgia Satchel, featuring music by Hannah Fisher and Sorren Maclean Islands in film is a Struthach Films and Screen Argyll co-production for What We Do in the Winter in collaboration with Mull Museum, Tobermory.

At the end of the film we invite the viewer, if they are able, to make a financial donation to raise funds for the Mull & Iona Pantry our local bank.