A self shooting observational documentary producer/director making engaging, thought-provoking films about real people, often filming over extended timeframes.

Dunblane: Our Story : Synopsis

#DunblaneOurStory ‘A really important piece of television. Worth my license fee alone’

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My Role
Exec Producer BBC
Ewan Angus
Clare Paterson
Exec Producer for STV
Mick McAvoy
Alan Clements
Prod Co
Berriff McGinty Films
BBC1 Scotland
BBC2 Network
Transmission Date
9pm, Wed 9th March

“I call it the shooting, because, well... I was shot.” Amy Hutchison, survivor

On the 13th March, 1996 a gunman walked into a primary school in the small Scottish town of Dunblane, near Stirling, and shot dead 16 pupils and their teacher in a Primary 1 gym class. To date it is the deadliest firearms atrocity in the UK.

In a landmark film to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Tragedy, ‘Dunblane: Our Story’ interviews many people who have never before talked publicly about what happened on that day. It features for the first time, testimony from a survivor who was shot as a five-year-old and who details her own terrifying experience that no child should endure.  Other interviewees include Ron Taylor, the headmaster of Dunblane Primary School at the time of the shootings, and Debbie Mayor, the daughter of Gwen Mayor, the primary teacher who was shot dead, and two young women from separate families who talk about the sisters they never knew and the gap it has left in their lives. Other contributors include parents of the survivors and the deceased. Between them, they construct a powerful exploration on whether time can heal all wounds and love can triumph over evil.