Films

Verisimilitude

An unemployed disabled actress is frustrated at how all the disabled acting jobs go to able bodied actors. Out of work, she is engaged as an advisor to a spoilt up and coming British film star, showing him how to be disabled for his latest role. A role which might just win him a BAFTA…

Funded by BFI and Uncertain KIngdom, Verisimilitude was praised by film critics upon release and has screened at 10 BAFTA-qualifying film festivals including Slamdance, Palm Springs and London Short Film Festival.

Watch on BFI player HERE

The Marker

Gritty thriller about a criminal tracking down the daughter of the woman he killed whilst haunted by the ghost of his victim. Writer and Director Justin Edgar’s film noir premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017 and was released on Netflix in 2018. It stars Frederick Schmidt, John Hannah, Golden Globe nominee Cathy Tyson and Cosmo Jarvis.

Unrest

When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot. This impassioned documentary premiered at Sundance 2017, played at SxSW 2017, won the innovation award at Sheffield Docfest and was shortlisted for Best Documentary Oscar.

Notes on Blindness

In 1983, after years of deteriorating vision, the writer and theologian John Hull lost the last traces of light sensation. For the next three years, he kept a diary on audio-cassette of his interior world of blindness. This film is a dramatization that uses his original recordings. 104 films co-produced with Archers Mark based on the New York Times funded short which screened at Sundance and South by Southwest and won Best Documentary at Encounters Short Film Festival. The feature film Notes on Blindness won best documentary at the British Independent Film Awards and was nominated for 3 BAFTAS including Best British Film. Critic Mark Kermode named it as one of his films of the year for 2016.

Battle Lines

Short television drama about the experiences of deaf men during World War One. The film is shot entirely in sign language and directed by deaf director Julian Peedle Calloo. It won a Royal Television Society Diversity Award. Funded by the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust.

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We are the Freaks

Surreal and anarchic anti-teen movie about three friends having the night of their lives against the backdrop of the end of the Thatcher era. Winner of the best film award at Las Vegas Film Festival 2013 and a Michael Powell Award nominee at Edinburgh International Film Festival, the film premiered on Netflix.

I am Breathing

Powerful documentary following the final months of a man with motor neurone disease co-produced with the Scottish Documentary Institute for Channel 4. Winner of the 2014 Scottish BAFTA for best director.

No Fixed Abode

Improvised drama starring Patrick Baladi as a man who wakes up to find himself homeless. The film was improvised by a cast of homeless people with mental health issues and received rave reviews following its premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Distributed in the UK by Ballpark.

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

BAFTA-nominated biopic of iconic UK punk rocker Ian Dury starring Andy Serkis, Olivia Williams, Ray Winstone and Toby Jones. Distributed by Entertainment.

Special People

Groundbreaking comedy about a filmmaker working with a group of young disabled people. The film won a raft of awards including the BBC Drama Award, Royal Television Society award for Best Drama and was shortlisted for an Oscar.

The Magic Hour

The Magic Hour was 104 films short film strand and included the Oscar shortlisted Paraphernalia about a boy who thinks his dialysis machine is a robot and the cult classic Hands Solo about a deaf porn star.