These are the Hands is a love letter to the NHS inspired by the words of poet Michael Rosen, spoken by actor Iain Glen to pictures largely sourced from the BFI's historic NHS archive. Directed by Tim Langford, produced by Sara Cooper of Plastic Pictures on behalf of EVCOM (Event & Visual Communication Assoc.) and the BFI (British Film Institute). The film is made in support of the NHS Charities Together appeal and 100% of donations go to the NHS. This film is a labour of love that so many in the creative services have given their time and resources to during the March/April lockdown. I am very grateful to - Michael Rosen and family for Michael's poem These are the Hands, actor, Iain Glen (and Lip Service his agent) for lending his beautiful voice, editors Pete Booth and Keith Wright, designers Zhac Ellams and Ross Smith, free audio mixing by Ricky Barber/Bleach Productions, Richard Vaux at Quality Control for the free grade he did through the night, Audio Network for donating the music Nimrod, Pete Stephenson of The Edge Picture Company for making their content available, Alamy for the photo's, Andrew Smith of A-Vision for all his support, for Patrick Russell for championing this project through the BFI, to Claire Fennelow of EVCOM for her tireless help behind the scenes. But - the biggest thank you is to Sara Cooper of Plastic Pictures who once she came on board was a tyro in getting this film across the finishing line after I had dragged it up hill for several weeks. Without her push and pull we might never have made it in time.
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