The Lady with the Lamp

The Lady with the Lamp is a short film I made by accident whilst filming Pooling Together. Incredibly the film has become more popular and successful than most other films I’ve made.

It’s very much a snapshot of what the relationship between my Mother and I is like. It certainly at least shows some of the downsides to living at home when your 21.

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REVIEWED IN Gorilla Film Magazine

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READ my blog post on how the whole film came about and what I did to try and get an audience on the Scottish Documentary Institute’s blog.

The Lady with the Lamp Festivals


Greenhorn Film Fest

Film Festivals to date;

  • PREMIERED at Glasgow Short Film Festival 2012
  • SCREENED at New Juice Film Festival, Edinburgh 2012
  • SCREENED at Ickle Film Festival, Dundee 2012
  • SCREENED at East End Film Festival, London 2012
  • SCREENED at The Smalls Film Festival, London 2012
  • SCREENED at Stockport Student Film Festival 2012
  • SCREENED at Couch Film Fests 2012 *WINNER – Best Family Portrait
  • SCREENED at Short & Sweet Edinburgh 2012
  • SCREENED at London Short Film Festival 2013
  • SCREENED at Bar Shorts 2013
  • SCREENED at Hamburg International Short Film Festival 2013
  • SCREENED at Internationales Filmfest Emden-Norderney 2013
  • SCREENED at ICKLE Film Festival Opening Night 2013
  • SCREENED at Future Shorts Glasgow Sept 2013
  • SCREENED at Greenhorn Short Film Festival, London, Oct 2013
  • SCREENED at Write Shoot Cut, Edinburgh’s Filmhouse Nov 2013
  • SCREENED at DocHeads, London Feb, 2014
  • SCREENED at New Directors UK, London March 2014
  • SCREENED at Hidden Door Festival, Low Def Film, April 2014
  • SCREENED – Dunoon Film Festival 2015

To organise a screening of The Lady with the Lamp, or for more information please email



Length: 3minutes 48seconds

Genre: Short Personal Documentary

Posted on: 6th August, 2012

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