Manchester Pride is one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities. They campaign for LGBTQ+ equality, celebrate LGBTQ+ life and create opportunities that engage LGBTQ+ people in Greater Manchester so that they can thrive.
Every year, they host The Manchester Pride Festival, a 4 day event in the heart of Manchester, and one of the UK’s largest Pride celebrations. Over 140,000 people attend the event which has brought artists like Ariana Grande, Years & Years, Emelie Sande and Cheryl amongst others into the city to celebrate LGBTQ+ life.
Over the August bank holiday weekend, we were in Manchester filming the annual Pride festival. We wanted to do something a bit different for this year’s video: we wanted to show how attitudes towards the LGBT+ community have shifted over the last 20/30 years and how the community has had to fight for their right to love.
Special thanks to Nick Lansley for allowing us to use his footage from the Stop Clause 28 March In 1988, shown at the beginning of the video.
Alongside the main aftermovie, we also created a short behind the scenes video to show our thought processes and how we went about shooting the festival. Special thanks to Joe Schofield for shooting this for us. Edited by Harry McGill.
“Manchester Pride has had the pleasure of working with the McGill Productions team for several years, and we’re consistently impressed by their professionalism, the outstanding quality and uniqueness of their work. Their passion for creating not only captivating videography, but something that reflects our identity as a charity and the spirit of Manchester Pride Festival so perfectly is admirable.”