“I filmed the video with a sad and haunting introduction of the empty town, building with community spirit and ending with some amazing key workers that have been unnoticed…”
The Herald tells us about a wonderful short film from local photographer Kyle Baker:
Short film documents Sidmouth lockdown
A short film documenting the lockdown and the changes Covid-19 has brought about in Sidmouth has been put together by a Sidmouth photographer.
Kyle Baker has filmed and produced the video that can be seen on YouTube.
“I decided to create this short film as I started noticing changes to the town, in contrast from the usual bright, vibrant and buzzing town. I also noticed on social media a lot of community spirit, people creating masks, sewing scrubs and delivering food.
“I felt like it was right to document this change in history, showing the lockdown from a different perspective from what is often portrayed in the news, not London, Bristol, Plymouth, but a small seaside town a lot of people can relate to. Which they have, with over 6,0000 people reached from over 30 different countries.
“I filmed the video with a sad and haunting introduction of the empty town, building with community spirit and ending with some amazing key workers that have been unnoticed, such as Sidmouth Trawlers, Tesco and the postmen. There are so many I just couldn’t fit them all in the video.
“I asked a local poet, Imogen H C, to write a piece to go alongside the video, to add more emotion and passion to the video. It’s had some amazing responses.”
Locked Down in a Small Seaside Town.
Covid 19. Sidmouth is a vibrant and busy seaside town in Devon.
This short film documents the changes caused by the pandemic, Covid 19. Especially when Lock Down was announced on the 23rd March, 2020. Thank you to all the Key Workers, volunteers and the community who have stepped up to keep this town moving during these challenging times.
Written and Spoken by Imogen H-C.
Filmed and Produced by Kyle Baker.