“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” (John Lennon)
Does that sound like you? If you have multiple sclerosis (MS) and feel you would like to talk about your personal experiences in the hope that it will help others, then an award-winning Independent Film production company wants to talk to you about their next documentary.
Minnow Films, whose television series Our Crime was recently shown on BBC3, are working together with global health and wellness advertising consultants, McCann Health on making a short film about people living with MS.
The production company, who won a BAFTA for their BBC documentary, Scenes from a Teenage Killing, have built up a very good reputation for their interesting, sensitive, and thought-provoking portrayals of real people with an important story to tell. They are currently working on a full length feature film about mental health for ITV and a documentary on Holocaust survivors in the UK for Channel 4.
For this particular project, Minnow Films would like to talk to people from all backgrounds that have been living with MS for at least 10 years and would be willing to talk about themselves and their condition. The film directors wish to examine the life decisions made by the participants within the last eight to 12 years, then have the participants talk about the effects their choices have had on them and their families.
Multiple sclerosis is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system. Over two million people worldwide currently live with the condition. Symptoms vary from person to person, and may include vision loss, weak limbs, fatigue and cognitive impairment.
If you live with MS and feel that telling your personal journey on film could inspire and interest others, then get in touch with Minnow Films now by emailing mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by Teresa Alvarez