So, a little bit of exciting news when I woke this morning to find an email to say that the documentary I worked on recently for Cara (one of my longest clients) had been selected to be screened as a World Wide Premiere at the 2018 High Peak Independent Film Festival. Exciting times!
The documentary follows the journey of Paul and Sue. Paul was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at the age of 37. He and Sue were forced to give up their lives in Melbourne and return to Adelaide to be closer to family. Nine years on, with their daughter called Anaïs who was born after his diagnosis, they are again struggling, this time it's about how to find a Safe Space for the family. It will also follow their journey as they seek to move into alternative accommodation. We don't know where this journey will go, but we hope that it helps others considering housing options, what the NDIS means for housing, as well as better understanding what is possible with the support of local organisation Cara.
We have spent the past 2-years documenting their journey and at the beginning we didn't realise the story that we would eventually be able to tell. We've shared lots of laugh and a few tears with them as we've gone along. It was a pleasure to be able to capture that and produce Safe Spaces.