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Welcome to Glasgow

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Welcome to Glasgow

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Filmed over 3 days in Glasgow’s George Square ‘Welcome to Glasgow’ features singer-songwriter Amy McDonald and hundreds of volunteers is an all singing, all dancing reworking of Rod Stewart’s ‘The Rhythm of my Heart’ for the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The brief was challenging: to make a ‘Street Musical’ with the people of Glasgow – many of whom had no performance experience. After an extensive, two month open audition process the cast spent a week at Glasgow’s Barrowlands to participate in workshops and extensive rehearsals. There is no fiction here. Everyone is playing themselves, so when you see two police officers singing and dancing – that’s exactly who they are. The film is an embodiment of the slogan ‘People make Glasgow’ – a warm and humorous welcome to the City of Glasgow, from the people of Glasgow. The film was broadcast to an estimated Global audience of 1 Billion people.

Credits

Client: Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
Agency: Jack Morton Worldwide
Head of Ceremonies & Artistic Director: David Zolkwer
Director: Steven Boyle
Producer: Meredith Power
Choreographer: Emily Jane Boyle
Production Manager: Nehkat Patel
1st AD: Justin Travers
DOP: Paul Herley
Camera Op: Simon August
Editor: Andy Phillips @ The Chophouse
Post-Production: The Mill
Flame Artist: Andrew ‘Barnsley’ Wood
Colourist: James Bamford

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