The Together! 2021 Disability Film Festival presents three short dramas to put a sparkle into your Saturday. On 4 December you can watch the Short Dramas (1) programme above between 12noon and midnight GMT. After that, any publicly available links to individual films will be added to this programme. Full details of the films are below.
Al is in Wonderland. Imogen Butler. UK. 2021. 26.5m. World Premiere. In English with English captions. F. D. Al is in Wonderland started pre-pandemic and moved to Zoom from March 2020. It was a long wait before the group could film (July 2021) but worth the wait! Performers were given freedom in the interpretation of their characters both in the drama and dance aspects, and this adds to the quirkiness of the finished film. Watch here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ps-hVhYlfdw
The Tempest. Helen Manners, Megan Fitter. UK. 2020. 40m. London Premiere. In English with English captions. F. D. A storm out at sea; an island of magic and spirits; a tale of romance and revenge. Join the Bloomin’ Arts Theatre Company on their incredible journey in this exciting adaption of a classic Shakespeare tale filmed entirely on Zoom and occasionally in a real room.
2 Deaf Yorkshiremen in Lockdown. Louis Neethling. UK. 2020. 27m. UK Festival Premiere. In BSL with English captions. D. Sitcom about two grumpy old Deaf men living in Yorkshire during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. When Tim is forced to stay at home and shield for three months, his friend Angus contacts him using video chat to offer support. As Tim’s time indoors stretches out, the men tell funny stories and find other ways to amuse each other! In association with the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust. View here on the BSL Zone website: https://www.bslzone.co.uk/watch/two-deaf-yorkshiremen-in-lockdown
Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub