Are you a native of north Wales?
No, I'm originally from near Aberystwyth but I've been living in Wrexham since 1998. I moved here to work at Wrexham Library where I stayed for three and a half years. I recently started a new job with BBC Wales as their Researcher and Community Officer.
What inspired you to make this story?
My parents gave me the idea for my digital story. My mother has boxes full of family photos but many of them have no names or dates which makes it difficult to identify the people in them.
She sent some of these photos to me, and my father contributed some family stories which have been passed down the generations, with details added or lost along the way. My story combined these photographs and tales.
My intention was to demonstrate how family history isn't just about dates and names but also about the stories which have been passed from generation to generation, fact and fiction blurring along the way.
How did you find the workshops?
What I enjoyed most about the process of making the story was meeting other people and hearing about their lives. I was amazed at the variety of experiences which we came up with, despite being a small group. We formed a real bond over the days we worked together to create our stories.
At the end of a tiring weekend I felt a great sense of achievement when my story was complete and was shown in front of the group. I've never had any desire to make a film before but having completed my story I can't wait to get started on another!