Help the Hospices

Adding Days to Life


In this film we needed to strike a delicate balance – to uplift the audience without trivialising the circumstances and conditions of hospice residents. Our solution was to base the film on portraits of carefully-chosen individuals and groups from hospice residents, carers, family members, volunteers, and hospice workers.  It’s a celebration of the final days of people’s lives – adding substance to Help the Hospices’ mantra: We Add Life to Days.

Our challenge was to put across the Help the Hospices story without making the audience feel too down and depressed, whilst being mindful of not presenting a film that is too upbeat and subsequently insensitive.