Stories Lived : What Do You See?


What Do You See? has been officially selected for Stories Lived.

In there own words, Stories Lived hosts inspirational videos and motivational videos that move and inspire us to be the best version of ourselves we can be.  It is a unique site in which one can see, learn and in turn, draw upon that grace that others show in their lives and hopefully use it in our own to be a blessing to others.

What Do You See? page on Stories Lived can be viewed here.

Handwritten by a care home patient, a poem was found by nurses shortly after her passing. Articulating the realities of growing old, What Do You See? expresses how she perceived her surroundings an in turn comments on how it looked at her.

An Eden Court Creative film commissioned by Highland Senior Citizen Network.
Made by Scott Willis & John Batty.


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Opening with Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, Leeds International Film Festival  celebrated it’s 30th year.  My film, Dear Peter screened within the festival’s “Nine Moving Stories: Short Documentary Panorama” programme (English Premier Oi Oi!) which included a Q+A with myself and the filmmakers behind short film, Venus. Good times!

Venus, a intimate portrait on Venus Dimilo, a female drag performer. The film is directed by Faye Carr-Wilson and produced by Magenta Sharp.

The programme also included These Cocksucking Tears, a film that explores the life of gay country singer Patrick Haggerty who wrote and recorded as Lavender Country, an American country music band formed in 1972. The film has recently won the Jury Prize at SXSW, so it was great to see it projected in Leeds Town Hall!


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