Please tell us a little about yourself.
I am 37 and married to Stuart, my childhood friend, and we have two beautiful children, a girl and a boy. We live in Nantyglo and enjoy being together and visiting friends and family. I love reading books about real life and people overcoming adversity along the way. I am involved in the Friends of Oak Parc sensory garden project at Tri Chwm as it was where my father spent the last few years of his life before succumbing to Alzheimer's.
What's your story about?
It's about passing on the feelings and experiences that I had as a child onto my children, being able to feel the warmth and closeness of being with family although there is a huge distance between us. I gave the film the title of Heirlooms as I feel I am handing down these precious times to my children.
Why did you choose to tell this particular story?
My father passed away earlier this year and I had spent a lot of time with my Irish family (his sisters and brother) before and after his death. I feel as close, if not closer, to them as ever. I want to honour the fact that I am a part of them and that I love them totally.
What did you find most rewarding about the workshop?
I found working on something I thought I didn't have a clue about very rewarding. I spent an evening thinking and looking for photos and films to put into the film. The end product is a wonderful way to show my family how much they mean to me and how I feel about them. This is the reward.