Harry Patch – The Last Fighting Tommy

Project Description:

Harry Patch was the last surviving veteran of World War One. Using original testimony, we tell a part of his heart-breaking story through live sand art. This homage to Harry’s life shows how he dedicated himself to trying to save lives after the war that affected him so much.

This is the first in our Lost Voices series that tells the story of brilliant people from The Great War.

Music composed by the magical Alex Harwood.

This project was made using:

Sand Animation

Animating with sand can have magical results. It’s an earthy, natural medium, where we create morphing images by moving sand grains over a lightbox. We either work frame by frame or create live sand art depending on the project.

They delivered a truly fantastic piece of work. Their talent, creativity and sense of fun shone through the piece. Anna was incredibly knowledgeable and put together a great script very quickly. The team set a clear timetable for the work – including storyboards, review points, time for tweaks etc – and stuck to it.

Cordelia Hebblethwaite

Commissioning Editor, BBC

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