Short Dramas 2013

Prospero, Kevin Meehan, 2 mins, 2012. Shakespeare at his darkest. Performed by drama students from Something Special, Northern Ireland.

Moving InMark Lever and Gary Thomas, 5 x 5 mins, 2012. Internet soap about four students moving from college to university, and the journey they go through to settle in.

The Dog & The Palace, Gary Thomas, 9 mins, 2012. A young boy is so inspired by watching the 2012 Olympic Games on TV that he decides to write to the Queen to say ‘Thank You’. He sends her a parcel containing a statue of his little dog, and the film follows the journey of the young boy as he persuades his family they should visit London to celebrate the Games. Produced by Karen Gilchrist with artwork by Christine Wilkinson.

ObstaclePirjo Ojala, 21 mins, 2011. Jenni and Tuukka decide to meet in Tuukka’s home town of Turku after getting to know each other online. But both have failed to disclose their impairments to each other in advance. Together! with KynnysKINO

Nectar, Liz Crow, 16 mins, 2005. With AD, captioning and BSL. It’s 1931 and Walter is a young deaf swimmer bound for glory. But on the eve of selection for the Olympic squad, Walter knows with sudden clarity that the dream he is following is not his own. Can he find the courage to turn from the expectations of others towards a life and language of his own? A Roaring Girl production.

Resistance, Liz Crow, 12 mins, 2008. Set in Germany in 1939, Resistance follows Elise, a patient who sweeps an institution for disabled people. She doesn’t speak and the staff assume she doesn’t understand, but she watches everything, including the buses of patients that leave full and return empty.

Changing Attitudes, Act Up Theatre Company, 5.5 mins, 2013. Act Up Theatre Company perform an excerpt from their powerful drama about disabled people’s lived experiences of discrimination, and how we can work together to change attitudes. This scene focusses on the barriers facing students with learning difficulties who try to access mainstream performing arts courses.

Doing It, Penny Pepper, 4 mins, 2013. A couple have to make a choice about contraception. What choices are there? Seems simple, but not for Jackie — who is disabled — and when the doctor you see is young, nervous and more confused than you are.