22 mins 2008
In 2008 I was commissioned by the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness to produce a film to celebrate the life of Gunnie Moberg.
The film is based on four elements: photographic journals that Gunnie kept over the years, an interview that Gunnie gave to David Hartley in 2006, interviews I made with some of Gunnie’s close Orkney friends, and special times I spent with Tam at The Don, their home.
Gunnie moved to Orkney in 1976 with her husband Tam (Stromness Books and Prints), their four children, a dog and a cat. The film is a portrait of a revered photographer, but tells the story of a much loved and much missed friend of Orkney.
I never met Gunnie, and perhaps that enabled me to make this film. In a way I feel I might know her a bit now through meeting those who enjoyed her company. As a good host she had a knack for bringing people together, and it seems she still does.
Filming, Interviews and Editing by Mark Jenkins
Gunnie Moberg Interview by David Hartley
Music Composed by Gemma McGregor
Piano – Gemma McGregor, Viola – Douglas Montgomery
Andy Alsop Elizabeth Bevan and Sigrid Mavor
Archie Bevan, Peter Maxwell Davies Harry Garriock
Betty Isbister Ingrid Tait and Duncan MacLean
Gerry Meyer Alistair Peebles
Tam McPhail, Stromness Books & Prints Books and Prints
1 Graham Place, Stromness