A film by Sophie Dixon

Unity AwardsCineCityArts & Heritage, RNLI, Arts Council EnglandAesthetica

Grace, 2021
Film, 10 mins
Single and multi-screen format

In 1838 Grace Darling became one of the greatest female celebrities of the Victorian era. After rescuing survivors from the wreck of the SS Forfarshire, her quiet life as lighthouse keeper’s daughter was changed forever. Inspired by various, often conflicting accounts, Grace is a poetic exploration of Grace Darling’s life and the impact of her fame.

Grace is a film by Sophie Dixon, commissioned by the RNLI Grace Darling Museum, supported by Arts&Heritage, and Arts Council England.

Multi-screen installation view
Multi-screen installation view
Written and
Directed by
Sophie Dixon
Visual ProductionSophie Dixon
Ed Silverton
MusicKathy Alberici
Music MixShigeru Ishihara
Sound MixShane Gravestock
ColourDaniel Grasskamp
VoicesAimee Shields
Patricia Jones
Shaun Prendergast
Zoe Hakin
Sue Osbon
Paul Watt
Seb Muirhead