Simon Jay interviews Robbie Fraser, director of Final Ascent: The Legend of Hamish MacInnes, as part of the Talking Heads project at SMHAF 2019.

They talk about Hamish's experiences with delirium and memory loss, and how important it was to make those elements central to the story of his extraordinary life. 

The interview took place at Filmhouse in Edinburgh, ahead of a sold-out screening during the festival this May. There are still screenings taking place across Scotland, with the release supported by SMHAF. You can find full listings here or on the Final Ascent website.

The Talking Heads project, in partnership with See Me, brings together a team of volunteer journalists to produce written articles and other creative responses to festival events. Click here to find out more.