"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Elizabeth Bishop documentary film shoot in Great Village

Nova Scotia film-maker John Scott (Magpie Productions) has kindly sent a note about a recent shoot (7-9 July 2017) in Great Village for his documentary film about Elizabeth Bishop. He has kindly sent along some images, which I am delighted to share. His little EB was Harley Spencer-Lowe and his “Gammie” (Bishop’s maternal grandmother) was Wanda Graham.

Here is John’s description of this part of the process:

“We shot some dramatic re-enactments in the Elizabeth Bishop house in Great Village for our feature documentary Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing. We wanted to tell some of the story of Elizabeth Bishop’s time as a child growing up in Nova Scotia. This has been an ongoing project for six years but is nearing its completion. For more information go to the facebook page – and like it!”

We are cheering you on, John, and very much looking forward to seeing your documentary!

(John Scott, Wanda Graham and Harley Spencer-Lowe
in the dining room of the EB House.
Photo by Briony Carros.)

 (John and Harley in the back yard of the EB House. Photo by Briony Carros.)

(Harley as EB in front of the Great Village School. Photo by John Scott.)

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