We produced this with our client Susan Lloyd, who wanted to make a film to give a good introduction to the history of Guernsey, aimed at residents and visitors alike. This was a long-running project that required extensive research and scriptwriting before we started production. We created the film with a mix of current footage, archive images and footage and animated graphics, where we took still images and brought them to life by adding movement into them. You can rent or buy the film online
“Discovering Guernsey” is a 30-minute documentary film showcasing the island’s rich history and its people. It traces the development of the island from its neolithic beginnings, through the many phases of its development and the upheavals of two world wars, to the vibrant and bustling place that it is today. Topics covered range from witches and sorcery and famous Guernseymen who have made their mark on the world stage to trading links and fortifications, and the various industries and products that have contributed to the island’s prosperity over the years – including shipbuilding, quarrying, tourism, tomatoes, flowers – and woollen stockings (which were reportedly worn by Mary Queen of Scots for her beheading).
Structured in an easy-to-follow format, the film is a journey through Guernsey’s long and fascinating history. Featuring many of the island’s famous citizens, past and present, the film uses high-quality photography throughout, combined with rare archive footage.
Discovering Guernsey explores the unique relationships with Britain and the historical links with Normandy. It has been extremely well received by visitors and locals.