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Directed by North Merchiston films available online

Directed by North Merchiston is a series of five short films, which were made with collaboration of five residents of North Merchiston Care Home in Edinburgh. Led by professional filmmaker and director Duncan Cowles, each resident was encouraged to take control of the filmmaking process. 

Directed by North Merchiston was commissioned by Luminate in association with Scottish Care for the Luminate festival in 2016. 

The first four films are now available online and you can watch them now.

May: This is Your Life

May: This is Your Life (subtitles: on/off) from Duncan Cowles on Vimeo.

Margaret: Grab Life with Both Handst

Grab Life with Both Hands (subtitles: on/off) from Duncan Cowles on Vimeo.

Edith: It's Always Nice to be Needed 

It's Always Nice to be Needed (subtitles: on/off) from Duncan Cowles on Vimeo.

John: A Glasgow Shopbuilder

A Glasgow Shipbuilder (subtitles: on/off) from Duncan Cowles on Vimeo.

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