UPLIFTING DOCUMENTARY THAT CAPTURES THE RESILIENCE OF KEY WORKERS, BUSINESS OWNERS & LOCAL RESIDENTS IN PORTSMOUTH
It’s hard to forget how life for everyone took a difficult and dark turn for the worst back in March 2020. Many, if not all, businesses were hit with a wave of uncertainty. Portsmouth Filmmaker and professional drone pilot Mike Woods from Solent Sky Services decided to create an uplifting documentary which placed its focus on the city of Portsmouth’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the year of the pandemic comes to an end with a sense of hope as vaccines begin to be rolled out nationally and internationally, Mike and his team have completed their feature-length film which is now available to stream for free on YouTube. ‘A Different Perspective of Portsmouth’ captures the resilience of key workers, business owners, and local residents in Portsmouth, as the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdowns swept through every aspect of our modern lives and changed everything. It’s the story of an island city coming together during a crisis.
With a runtime of just over two hours, ‘A Different Perspective’ features footage from more than 25 in-depth and personal interviews, and is packed with cinematic shots of the city from the skies.
“In March, when the first lockdown came into effect, we started capturing aerial photos of the eerily empty streets. Before the pandemic, our social media feeds were already spaces for beautiful aerial photography. Under lockdown, those kinds of pictures became a form of escapism for people.”
“When we noticed more and more comments from followers saying they couldn’t wait to get back out to the places we’d shot, our work started feeling weightier. Then, on the night of the first ‘Clap for our Carers’ applause on March 26th, I decided we were living through history that needed to be documented.” – Mike Woods.
You can watch the film below and find out more about the film, including behind the scenes blog posts, photos and videos at:
…I decided we were living through history that needed to be documented…