Film success sees church sponsorship being repaid with thanks

Jean Symon St. James Session Clerk, Yvonne M. Findlay Creative Visions Moray, Neil Smith Treasurer St James, Charles Stewart, Elder St James &Youth Cafe Representative
Cheque is presented to St James Church representatives

A MORAY CHURCH has been rewarded for their trust and generosity in backing a community film project.

Members of the St James Church in Lossiemouth received a refund of the £1000 backing they gave to the Lossiemouth Northern Lights community film project.

The project had no external funding when Creative Visions and FloodFilm decided to take on the project highlighting the history of the Moray town through the eyes of its residents. Throughout the creation of the film, local school children demonstrated their enthusiasm for film production, taking part in every aspect of its production.

Now thanks to sales of the resulting DVD throughout the world, Creative Visions were able to gift back the £1000 sponsorship the church donated to launch the community project. Other local charities are also set to benefit including the Fishermen’s Mission, Lossiemouth Fisheries Museum and the Covesea Lighthouse.

Behind Creative Visions is Yvonne Findlay, who told insideMoray: “It is hoped that DVD sales will continue and fund generated will help kick-start a sequel we are planning to Lossiemouth Northern Lights.

“We are once again inviting the people of Lossiemouth to take part in this second production as there are still, we know, many very interesting tales to be told. I would welcome any ideas, stories or events that people in the town would like to see included in the next production.”

Work on the new film has already begun with filming recently at the Pitgaveny Estate. The production will feature more music from Trevski and Iain MacGillivray.

In addition to the follow-up of Northern Lights, the team are filming a documentary this summer about HMS Fulmar, aimed to coincide with the reunion in June of the Flee Air Arm/Buccaneer Squadron Veterans Association.

Anyone seeking more information or who have ideas they would like to see included in the planned productions are being asked to contact Yvonne on