104 films in post-production on The Letter

104 films are now in post-production on The Letter, a harrowing one-off drama set in 1930s Germany, which tells the story of how the Deaf community are impacted by the rise of the Nazi’s. This gripping drama will be on Sky television screens in 2024. Directed by Sam Dore, written by Julian Peedle Calloo and produced by Justin Edgar and Theresa Larche.

To read more about the Letter, read this interview in Variety with producer Justin Edgar HERE.

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Film4 Shorts Premiere at LFF 2023

Our Film4 4Love shorts all made by disabled writers and directors premiered at the London Film Festival 2023. The films screened to a packed audience at the BFI’s biggest screen, NFT1, followed by a Q&A with the directors. This portmanteau collection of four short films bring new and exciting disabled voices to the screen. All of the stories are on the theme of Love. We were delighted to work with film4 on this brilliant project which puts disability front and centre both in front of and behind the cameras. 25% of cast and crew on the films are disabled and there were accessibility coordinators working across the films to create an accessible and inclusive set.

The filmmakers are Ella Glendining & Jessi Gutch (Pyramid of Disunion), Rosanagh Griffiths and Keri Degon (Dope Fiend), Ewan Marshall & Tom Wentworth (Battery) and Debbie Hannan and Mathilda Ibini (Mo<3Kyra). The films can be seen on Channel 4 and in cinemas in 2024.

Read More about 4love in Screen Daily here.

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Film Academy Students Meet Prince of Wales

20/04/2023. Two of our Film Academy Birmingham Students (Julian Smith is on the left and Nevaeh Major-Edwards is on the right) recently met HRH the Prince of Wales and The Princess of Wales at an event in Birmingham.

104 films successful first year running Film Academy Birmingham has been a great success with two amazing films produced and young people aged 16-20 learning new filmmaking skills and making industry in-roads.

Their Royal Highnesses hosted future leaders and local business owners from Birmingham’s creative industries sector at an event in The Rectory, Birmingham. The Prince and Princess met representatives of the creative industries sector, including designers, artists, and playwrights and heard more about how the sector is growing and their experiences of opening and running their businesses in the city. Their Royal Highnesses then joined the guests for a game of interactive darts downstairs in the 180 Club.

Picture by Andrew Parsons / Kensington Palace

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Underlying Health Condition

104 films have created a short film for the Underlying Health Condition campaign featuring the voices of disabled TV and film talent. Underlying Health Condition is an essential inititative led by Jack Thorne, writer of His Dark Materials and actor/writer Genevieve Barr (who starred in our own short Sympathy for the Lemon in 2016). The goal is to highlight inequalities in access and call to make things better and 104 films is proud to be part of this groundbreak movement. You can watch a recording of the event on international day of disabled people on December 3rd and the film HERE.

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Reasonable Adjustment shown at SouthBank Centre’s Unlimited Festival

A new online version of Justin Edgar’s exhibition Reasonable Adjustment on the disabled armed resistance movement premiered at the SouthBank Centre’s Unlimited Festival from 13th – 17th January 2021. For More information click HERE. The online exhibition experience has been developed with the support of Art Fund, Arts Council of England and Unlimited.

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Verisimilitude now on iplayer!

Our short film Versimilitude starring Ruth Madeley is now on iplayer HERE., after playing at 10 BAFTA qualifying festivals including Slamdance and The London Short Film Festival and winning Best of the Fest at Superfest in San Francisco. It is out now across various video on demand platforms including BFI PLAYER. We held a sneak 24hr preview on the BFI website which was watched by over 6000 people. On release we had four star reviews from The Guardian, Time Out and Little White Lies, with Director David Proud featured on Radio 4’s Front Row, Sky News and Channel 4 News and Ruth Madeley interviewed on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch promoting the film. The comedy short was produced with support from the British Film Institute and The Uncertain Kingdom and is on release alongside the other Uncertain Kingdom films. See it HERE.

It tells the story of a struggling disabled actress who gets a job advising aspoilt film star for his latest role playing a wheelchair user and co-stars Laurie Davidson (Cats), Esther Smith (Trying), Alice Lowe (Sightseers) and Stephen Boxer (The Crown).

Ruth Madeley and Esther Smith in Versimilitude

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Reasonable Adjustment is here!

Justin Edgar’s exhibition Reasonable Adjustment on the disabled armed Resistance Movement is here! The exhibition runs at the Art House in Wakefield from 29th January until the 7th March 2020, the Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester from 13th March to 5th April 2020 and the Worcester Arts Workshop from 1st May to 31st May 2020.

Reasonable Adjustment was commissioned by Unlimited and backed by The Art House and Arts Council of England.

For more info click HERE

Unlimited is a three-year commissioning and support programme for disabled artists, delivered by Artsadmin and Shape.

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104 films’ Justin Edgar on Channel 4 News

104 films’ Justin Edgar featured on Channel 4 News on 2nd February talking about the inclusion of our work in the British Film Institute’s 100 years of disabled film. Shorts now available to watch on the BFI player include Special People, directed by Justin plus the deaf classic Hands Solo. You can watch the report HERE. Justin is pictured with Channel 4 New’s Jordan Bryan.


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Thank You for Supporting Our #MakeFilmEqual Campaign

104 films would like to give a big and heartfelt THANK YOU to the following people (in no particular order) who supported the #MakeFilmEqual campaign –

Jason Gregg

Anthony Di Salvo

Richard Holmes

Thom Jackson-Wood

Michael Rehberg

Simone Illger

Jeremy Warmsley

Max Barber

Debbie Bird

Aurora Fearnley

Peter Nicholson

Eden Keane

Laurence Clark

Oliver Rotchell

Chris Barber

Xan Marquez

Vince Mack

Samm Haillay

Oliver Paulus

Jaz Deol

Tim Fuell

James Merry

Jay Taylor

John Ellis

Eilidh Ellery

So Mayer

Peter Crellen

Duncan Crowe

Mike Kelly

Colin Hambrook

Nadia Nadarajah

Trevor Poole


Paul Hillier

… as well as those who chose to remain anonymous, you know who you are!

#MakeFilmEqual is a campaign using 104 films new feature documentary, The Social Model (previously called The Fourteen Percent) to call for greater equality for disabled talent in the film industry. The campaign will fuel the growing movement for more representation, recognition, funding & development of disabled talent. Funding goes toward a UK cinema release, screenings at film festivals and educational facilities as well as grassroots mobilisations and calls to action.

For the latest news on the campaign please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MakeFilmEqual/


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Disabled Heroes at the MAC – Book tickets NOW!

104 films’ Disabled Heroes kicks off at the MAC on 25th October at 6pm with the premiere of a work in progress screening of our documentary The Social Model about how disabled filmmakers are fighting back against damaging depictions of disability in cinema. The three day season includes panels and screenings. For more information and to book tickets check out the Midlands Arts Centre website here

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