Bride Of Scotland
A FEW WORDS ON A VIDEO OF NO WORDS
When I embarked to create the Bride Of Scotland video it wasn't intended to be a strictly promotional piece with the sole aim of marketing and selling my services. I quite plainly sought the joy of capturing and sharing something, rather than pursue a particular outcome or result.
I was 18 years old, living in South Africa when I saw Braveheart for the first time and in an early scene this little girl, little Murron, walks over to young William Wallace and hands him a thistle. No words. Just being.
That scene echoed in me for years and I am very proud to let you know that little Murron is all grown up now and has returned to Scotland to bless this video by starring in it. Her name is Mhairi Calvey and I was absolutely blown away at her willingness to let me drag her across the marshes and hills in a wedding dress and wellies to work on this wee project with me. Even with an injury she took this on with a smile and a spring in her step and I still need to pinch myself that she even agreed to the whole thing in the first place.
Scotland really is a strange and mysterious land. It calls you even if you've never set foot on its land and when you finally are blessed to do so it embraces you, in fact; marries you and tells you that you've always belonged.
May this video inspire you and remind you of the deep and quiet curiosity that lives within our hearts. May you be brave in life and walk through the door and never lose your sense of adventure and wanderlust.
Thank you to everyone who helped to bring this to life and to you for taking the time to watch it.
STARRING: Mhairi Calvey
MUSIC: "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica
Performed by Scala & Kolacny Brothers
Find them here: https://g.co/kgs/c4SoQN
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Krzysztof Borkowicz
SUPPORT & SECOND SHOOTER: Beate Karklina
MAKE-UP : Susan Keller
WARDROBE: Sophia Grace Couture
CONCEPT & STORY: Gerlof Griesel, Geebz Photography
DIRECTED BY: Gerlof Griesel