Pulse of My Heart
Pulse of my Heart, or A chuisle mo chroi', is an Irish Gaelic expression meaning 'my darling, my love'. This collection involves an annual film documenting the importance of love in the life of Edie Mayhew and her wife Anne Tudor. The films are produced in October each year and launched early the following year. Header photo (c) Lisa White, The Social Photographer.
2017: The Circle of Love
Our 2017 film has been made and is very, very beautiful. The film was shot at the Circle of Love celebration of Edie and Anne's 33 years together - which was held (coincidentally) during the Marriage Equality Postal Vote in Australia.
2016: Our Hearts Are Bigger
This second film was our first with professional film maker Andy Ferguson. Between this and the previous film Edie has needed more support from Anne - and so we decided to include both Edie and Anne in the film. In preparation for the film Edie and Anne were invited to write each other a letter about love every day for a week - and then to open and read them on film. The letter writing approach provided structure and opened up the possibilities.
2015: A day in the life of Edie
This first film is a series of photographs and a sound track produced by Catherine Barrett as part of a project documenting the experiences of LGBTI people living with dementia.
The project team includes Edie Mayhew, Anne Tudor, Catherine Barrett and fab film maker Andy Ferguson. Andy joined the project team in 2016 - after it was agreed the project was worthy of a professional film maker. Andy is an an award winning filmmaker, director, writer, editor and cartoonist. Andy is the Director of Ferguson Films and has produced a number of films about dementia including Bigger Hearts. Edie, Anne, Catherine and Andy enjoy working together and challenging the status quo.
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