Local resident and film maker Brian Hurst (pictured below), whose business Brian David Films has been making acclaimed corporate videos and filming a wealth of events, shows and weddings since he founded the firm in 1992 is offering to film funerals of loved ones free of charge during the current restrictions imposed by the lock-down.
Brian, who lives on Stratford Road, St Anne’s, said, ‘I’m happy to do it. I am just glad we are making a small difference in a very tough time for families during this pandemic. If I wasn’t doing this I’d probably only be doing the garden, or washing the car. It’s a wonderful feeling, knowing what I do is so appreciated, that’s the reason I’m doing it. It’s terrible that people can’t attend the funerals of their loved ones but this way I can help them see it and pay their respects.’
And Brian’s generosity of spirit is certainly appreciated. Kathryn Cavanagh was unable to attend the funeral of a friend and wrote her thanks to Brian. She penned, ‘I was able to watch and say goodbye to my friend. Thank you so much for making this happen.’ Another appreciative mourner, Ron Bell thanked Brian: ‘You have given enormous comfort to so many people. A huge well done and thank you.’
And from the other side of the world, Gordon Beattie said, ‘I was watching from New Zealand. Great coverage. Thank you!’
Brian’s website can be found at https://briandavidfilms.co.uk/