It's been too long since my last update - as you can imagine, it's busy times getting the final film ready to send out to Hot Docs in Canada - where we premiere on Wed. 29 April & Thurs. 30 April.
But it's now officially 'in the can' and on a desk in Toronto - much to everyone's relief!
Last week my niece (who also appears in the film) Zoe came back to do some much appreciated interning on the film - in particular we were researching old Canada friends of Ann's who may have lost contact with her since her time there in the early 1960's - this picture above shows here at that time and as she looked later in life. We hope it will jog some memories, so please share around if you can as Ann had such happy memories of her time as a nurse in Toronto - until a marriage proposal from my Dad lured her back home to Scotland!
I'm also very excited that our hardworking and very talented editor Alice Powell joins me at the Festival! She will be at both screenings to answer questions about her heroic work on the project and - more importantly - to hold my nervous hand. So if you need to know how to condense 30 years of family life into a great film, she will be there to tell you how she did it!
and a reminder of when and where: