Katie Mitchell is a Junior Creative at DTW specialising in film and digital engagement. Oh, and she does a nice sideline in standing in for members of the Royal Family. Here’s her story of the opening of the Mersey Gateway Bridge.
There was much excitement in the DTW office when we were first told Her Majesty the Queen and Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex would be officially opening the Mersey Gateway Bridge.
From the PR and social media teams, to the animation and video crew – it was all hands on deck to get everything ready for the big day. I was even asked to stand in for the Queen during our preparation walkthrough, turns out she’s just as short as me!
On the day, we produced a short film to accompany a dance piece which took the audience on a journey through the history of how locals crossed the river over the years, right up to the construction of the Mersey Gateway Bridge. Her Majesty even commented on how much she enjoyed learning about the bridge’s history, which was also an experience I thoroughly enjoyed whilst working on the edit.