150 Years of Excellence:
The School of Dentistry at the University of Liverpool
A School with a fascinating and inspiring history; from its humble beginnings in rented rooms on a terrace row in 1860s Liverpool; to today's modern School and Hospital which boasts some of the best teaching facilities in Europe.
Bright Sky Films were invited to write and produce an event film to celebrate this important anniversary. It was an honour to tell their story,
We suggested detailing the School's most significant historic achievements in research, practice, and teaching; whilst in parallel, portraying how the School operates today through the eyes of two students, just about to graduate.
Running two narratives-- one historic and one modern-day-- movingly underscored the School’s journey; its substantial contribution to Liverpool and to the dentistry profession, more widely.
The film has been universally praised, and was also chosen as the centrepiece for the University's Annual Graduation Dinner at St George's Hall, in July 2015.
“Thank you for the attention you paid personally to gaining background information, constructing a narrative, ensuring the key developments were captured and putting interviewees at their ease. The final result is beautifully realised with a contemporary feel and attention to detail, yet one that also captures an authentic presentation of our history. Our intention was realised so well entirely due to the hard work, vision and understanding displayed by your team. I and my colleagues are delighted with the result.”
Professor Callum Youngson
Head of School of Dentistry, University of Liverpool
The University of Liverpool Honorary Graduates
We were delighted when the University of Liverpool asked us to produce a film to celebrate the contribution of its distinguished Honorary Graduates; Lord Melvyn Bragg, Lord Michael Heseltine, Dame Stella Rimington, Sir Paul Nurse, Jude Kelly OBE and Dame Shirley Williams.
The University wanted something surprising and 'not too corporate' and liked the Film Four white-screen interview format. We adapted the format and suggested a narrative on why universities are still important in today's globally connected world.
The film includes the personal perspectives of each of its Honorary Graduates on the University of Liverpool’s current agenda and ambition. The interviews were insightful, moving and humorous. The film was used as the centrepiece at their prestigous 2014 annual Graduation Dinner.
'It was a huge success. Our stakeholders loved it. Memorable. Not too stuffy and a great story. It is excellent.. Thankyou.'
University of Liverpool