High Life Highland

Brahan Seer

“She waited for the last spirit to return to her empty grave. When she saw the ghost approach she stood upon the tomb with staff in hand and declared… ‘I cannot let you pass!’”

Okay, you had us at empty grave. This is a brief passage
from the legend of how Brahan Seer gained the gift of
second site. Registered charity, High Life Highland asked
us to animate this and several other tales from a suite
of legends for their Inverness Castle tour.

Each legend depicts visions Brahan had seen coming, and eventually his death, which we’re pretty sure he did not. Developing a water colour style of illustration to visualise the epic landscape of the Scottish Highlands in the 18th Century, we had loads of fun with framing options and points of view
to dramatically (but not too scary) tell these tales to a broad audience.


Illustration & Animation
Sound Design

Natalie Wood & Adam Orton
Lili Blot