Today's Nurses in the Community (WHO version)

A short animation that celebrates the incredibly diverse roles of community nurses in the UK and the multiple benefit they bring to individuals, families and communities in every part of the country. The film aims to encourage people to look again at he real work that nurses do, and consider nursing as a career. The film was developed in 2020, but launch was delayed until August 2021 due to the pandemic. This new version has an additional 30 second introduction to put it in the wider context, bringing it to 3 minutes in total length.

  • Craig Richardson
  • Matthew Bradby
    Nursing in the Community (QNI 2019)
  • Craig Richardson
  • Stephen McGann
    Key Cast
    Call the Midwife (BBC TV)
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  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 28, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    7,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Queen's Nursing Institute Annual Awards Ceremony

    October 11, 2021
Director Biography - Craig Richardson

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Craig undertook this project for The Queen's Nursing Institute and Hallam Medical, who were joint clients on this project. He worked with animators, Gizmo Animation Limited. The film went through multiple iterations as its message was refined with input from nurses themselves. The key aims of the film are to communicate the real work that nurses in the community do, the value they bring to the health and care sectors, and to encourage people to consider nursing as a career.
The actor Stephen McGann kindly agreed to provide voiceover to the completed film on a pro bono basis. This new version adds a 30 second introduction to put the original film into context since its beginnings but the main animation is unchanged, giving a total run time of just over 3 minutes. The launch of the original film in August 2021 gained around 120,000 impressions from the QNI's Twitter feed.