Harry Watt

Harry Watt was born in 1906 and he studied at Edinburgh University. After a spell in the Merchant Navy and a number of short-lived industrial jobs, he joined John Grierson at the Empire Marketing Board Film Unit in 1932. While learning the basics of film-making with Grierson in London, Watt also gained valuable experience assisting John Taylor on Robert Flaherty’s film Man of Aran (1934), on location in Ireland.