This film was made for the Snowdonia National Park. Our brief was to create a summer mountain safety film but with an engaging story that people would enjoy watching and some beautiful visuals to portray the magnificence of Snowdonia. The film chats with Helen John, a local walker, runner and new Mum and gets her perspective on how to enjoy Snowdon safely in summer.
We also chat with Helen Pye, the senior warden at the Snowdonia National Park and get the wardens perspective on safe enjoyment of the mountains.
The weather was a big challenge for us in the making of this film. We were asked to make the film at the beginning of July with the aim of releasing it for the school holidays and in the three weeks we had it only ever seemed to rain! We managed to use this to our advantage to tell the story of what the weather can be like in the mountains in summer and grabbed an evening of nice light to get the inspirational shots that we wanted to motivate people to visit the Park.
This film is a great example of what we can achieve with a single person crew and in-house edit to keep costs down. It also shows the power of presenting a message from the personal perspective of a real person – the story that hooks viewers in and subtly puts a message across in a manner that is enjoyable to watch.
The film needed to be bi-lingual and so every interview was filmed twice, once in English and then again in Welsh. You can view the Welsh language version of the film here: https://vimeo.com/175801217
Music: Indian Summer | Time Traveler