TO STAY AND TO SERVE: LIFE ON WIGTON'S HOMEFRONT...
NADT / UK
'To Stay and To Serve: Life on Wigton's Homefront' is a short documentary drama film about the development of the health and social services in Wigton up to the end of World War One. The film was produced by NADT (North Allerdale Development Trust) as part of a research and exhibition project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The project involved a core research group who studied whether previous national military conflicts had any lasting effect on the people of Wigton. From that research, a short film script was developed by Lyndsey Walker who also directed the film, working with Jonathan Wright as Director of Photography. For the project Wright Walker Productions also provided post-production services including editing, grading, visual effects and file delivery.
Director/Writer: Lyndsey Walker Producer: Sandra Keaveney Director of Photography: Jonathan Wright Research Group: Dennis Graham, Margaret Johnston, Mick Jane and Isobel Scott Sound: Craig Jackson Assistant Director: Tracey Elliot Cast: Kim Inglis, Sophie Ullyart, Kath Graham, Sandra Gattward, Paula Holden, Sue McAllister, Jessica Scales, Clare Stabler, Paula Holden, N. Andrew Elliot, Max Gibson, Ben Dixey, Eileen Green and Debra Lowther Music: Sean Whytock Project Lead: Nicola Bedlington
The final film was screened as part of the 'To Stay and To Serve' Exhibition at the Wigton Market Hall in November 2018 to mark the centenary of the end of the World War One. The film was also released as a limited run DVD.