A short film inspired by the story of a Sandwick man, Cecil Smith, who was torpedoed during the second world war, took to a lifeboat and ultimately made his way back to Shetland to his family, with his ships flag still in hand. Filmed material is mixed with animation to wonderful effect, and the story is brought to life by the Cecil’s granddaughter and her husband, clothed in some beautifully appropriate 1940s clothes.

Film-maker: Greg McCarron

Ebb Tide is a series of short films commissioned as part of the cultural programme celebrating the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Produced in partnership with Shetland Arts and Shetland Heritage Association.

Greg McCarron’s use of a range of mediums, with photographs combined with filmed footage and animation, proved an effective and fun method for storytelling.
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