Bring Us Sunshine

SHORT / DOCUMENTARY

 

about

Director Natasha Lee returns to her hometown of Morecambe - A former coastal seaside resort in the North West of England to explore the effects of regeneration and restoration may have on the future of the now decrepit town.

Morecambe, a former coastal seaside resort began to fall from former glory in the 1970s. Like many other British seaside towns package holidays did Morecambe no favours and when holiday-makers began to favour vacations overseas Morecambe quickly went from a Northern hotspot to a forgotten, neglected town.

In subsequent years Morecambe has seen many regenerative efforts rise up from the rubble - some of which flopped dramatically. Over the past two years the game has really changed for Morecambe, With ITV setting 'The Bay' in this town and with the Eden Project confirming the location for their latest exhibition bringing much excitement to the coastal region.

This participatory documentary explores the rise and many falls of Morecambe and looks at some of the the admittedly promising projects currently ongoing - including small community projects and artists who have had a massive local impact. I want to find out whether it is all enough to bring sunshine back to Morecambe once again.

the team

Natasha Lee - Director / Producer
Jamie Marks - Cinematographer