Carry Me Home - A Ferry Tale


26 Jan 2022

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When loss is close to home

Carry Me Home – A Ferry Tale is a journey of loss and acceptance. Having found what she is looking for, Mairi is taking the last ferry home. A community folds their arms around her in a new short film scripted by Seth Hardwick and Viv Gee.

The film follows a return journey home to the islands, reflecting the warm, welcoming heart of Scotland’s coastal communities. Hopeful and uplifting, it ebbs and flows through loss, understanding and acceptance.

Filmed on a CalMac ferry in the West of Scotland and featuring the stirring, authentic music of Scottish folk singer Josie Duncan, Carry Me Home - A Ferry Tale follows on from the National Theatre of Scotland’s Ferry Tales project in 2020.

This digital artwork celebrates the waters surrounding Scotland’s western isles and the voyages over them made by thousands of locals, workers and visitors each year. Carry Me Home will be streaming as part of Shorts 3 programme at Berlin Short Film Festival from 1 February.

A National Theatre of Scotland production

Celebrating Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21, with the support of Caledonian MacBrayne & their ferries. Supported by EventScotland as part of the Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21.