Basil Wright

Basil Wright, born in 1907, was the first recruit to join John Grierson at the Empire Marketing Board’s film unit in 1930, shortly after he graduated from University of Cambridge. He made a number of films there both as a director and as a producer before leaving the GPO to form his own production company, The Realist Film Unit (RFU). There he directed CHILDREN AT SCHOOL with money from the Gas Industry and The Face of Scotland for The Films of Scotland Committee.