Scottish director Harry Watt was considered one of Great Britain's finest documentary makers. Before entering the film industry, Watt was educated at the University of Edinburgh. In 1931, he began working for Empire Marketing Board's film unit under the tutelage of master documentary maker John Grierson. In 1934, Watt assisted with the making of the seminal Man of Aran. In addition to making his own well-regarded documentaries, Watt also wrote and directed a few feature films.