ELCAP premieres Enabling Independence at online event

ELCAP premieres Enabling Independence at online event

ELCAP’s latest film, Enabling Independence, received its world premiere at an online event on 16 June 2021.

The film celebrates ELCAP’s passion for supporting people to live better, more independent lives within our community.  Featuring three of the individuals ELCAP works with – David, Lynsey and Sam – it shines a light on the warm and supportive relationships which are required to enable independence.

Enabling Independence was produced by Mark Burn, a final year Film and Media student at Queen Margaret University.  You can find out more about Mark and his experience of making the film via this link.

The online premiere was attended by around 30 guests, including councillors from East Lothian and Midlothian and Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs).

Feedback at and after the launch has been very encouraging:

  • “Great to attend the premiere last night – fantastic moving film.”
  • “It really showed that relationships are at the heart of all the work you do.”
  • “The video was amazing and moving.”
  • “You must be excellent at choosing the right people for this work as the carers seemed more like best pals.”

ELCAP Chief Executive, Paul White, said:

“We like to get our message across in a range of ways and Mark’s film does that brilliantly.  We really appreciate the work he has done to capture the essence of ELCAP and value the ongoing support of Queen Margaret University.

I thank David, Lynsey and Sam for their starring roles in the film and for the contributions my colleagues – Grant, Karen, Lee and Wendy – made to its success.  They are all great ambassadors for our charity.”