Stay the Same


STAY THE SAME a film by Sam Firth

Sam Firth filmed herself every day for a year, at exactly the same time, in exactly the same place from June 2011 to June 2012.

The resulting film was featured on BBC Scotland, premiered at the BFI London Film Festival, toured film festivals around the world and has won several major awards. This is the final film in its entirity.

This website is a record of Sam’s experience making the film, responses she collected to the project, other related films and material she found along the way.

If you want to read more you can search the archives, browse by date or type of posting, or start HERE.

There are also screenings, reviews more info on the film, about Sam or the location.


“Stay the Same, captures Firth’s changing environment over the year  . . .  a striking contrast between the filmmaker’s momentary emotions and the ever present rocks, tides and landscape.” Sight and Sound  

“Out of simplicity comes great complexity – it’s very beautiful,  moving too”  Clio Barnard, director of The Selfish Giant

“A hauntingly beautiful meditation on time, solitude and isolation.” Matt Munro, Glasgow Short Film Festival

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