Posted: Wednesday 16 October, 2013

SONS & Mothers – a documentary discussion we all need to have

Promotional image for Sons and Mothers the documentary.

Recently I told colleagues how pleased I was that the first feature film Christopher Houghton made after our documentary SONS & mothers included an actor with down syndrome. She wasn’t playing a disabled person, far from it; she was just an ordinary waitress. I shouldn’t say ordinary, she did share...

Posted: Wednesday 16 October, 2013

SONS and Mothers and POP Pictures

Star of Sons and Mothers, Duncan Luke

Duncan One day after our Men’s Ensemble workshop at No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability, Alirio Zavarce, our tutor, and Louise Pascale from POP pictures had a meeting with us and said ‘How would you like to make a film?’ We had already started working on a piece about our...

Posted: Monday 14 October, 2013

Accessible Dreams

Audio describer Lara Torr.

I’m an audio describer, which means I often have to explain to people just what it is that I do. A really common question is “so, how long have you known sign language?”, in response to which, I’m compelled to explain that audio description is almost the opposite of signing....