Before the Sirens
National Lottery Legends Branded Film
The film focusses on Sean Dillon, a taxi driver from Derry. Sean volunteers as a National Lottery funded Foyle First Responder, a group originally set up in response to the high rate of suicide in Northern Ireland. Before the Sirens was the highest-viewed video across the National Lottery Good Causes’ social accounts since launch.
The group works to train and equip taxi drivers so that they are able to deal with situations before paramedics arrive. Sean himself has pulled two people off of the Foyle Bridge and assisted the scene of countless emergencies.
Director of Photography
Hope Kemp & Ronan Corrigan
Ben G. Brown
"Hope Kemp’s film offers a sensitive portrayal of the important work done by Sean and his fellow volunteers."
"A Derry taxi driver who helps save lives through his work as a first responder has been featured in a new campaign celebrating the inspirational people and projects who do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding. Sean Dillon’s exploits has been viewed thousands of times online after featuring in the National Lottery Legend series."