This approach made the process a huge challenge that many thought we probably wouldn't be able to pull off.
After extensive research with SCIE and advisor Buz Loveday we visited several centres to meet and chat to some likely interviewees. We quickly understood just how difficult the production was going to be as more often than not, when trying to answer a question, our speaker would, within a few words, lose track and stop or wander into an unrelated memory from decades before.
Undeterred, and in fact inspired by the amazing people we met and their determination to try and help us, we shortlisted locations and people and began production. Over a period of several months we often spent whole days drawing out just a few words of clarity and insight from the extensive interviews. These moments were fantastic and gave us and the film's viewers a glimpse behind the curtain of dementia, from the point of view of the people living with the condition. They were very special moments and we at Wide Eye feel very privileged to have met and talked to these people.
Whether we're creating video productions for social and educational projects or delivering business focussed communications, we at Wide Eye take pride in always going the extra mile to make something extraordinary, something special. And hey - being number one is always good!