Living In Fear

Drama
96 mins
United Kingdom
English
Winner
  • FFTG AwardJury Choice Best Documentary Feature Film (Inspirational) - Stephanie Castelete-Tyrrell
  • FFTG AwardBest Director - Stephanie Castelete-Tyrrell
  • FFTG AwardBest Cinematography - Stephanie Castelete-Tyrrell
  • FFTG AwardBest Editing - Stephanie Castelete-Tyrrell

Filmed and edited entirely in isolation, Living in Fear is an educational and inspiring documentary directed by Stephanie Castelete-Tyrrell, a disabled filmmaker as she capturex the fears and struggles disabled people faced before the government implemented the lockdown on the 23rd March 2020.

Thousands of people with disabilities were left in the dark and had to make the call weeks before to lockdown as it was inevitable that we would die if we caught the virus. Food was impossible to access because we couldn’t go out or get delivery slots, and even if we did panic buyers made it impossible to get the items we desperately needed.

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Director's Interview

Title: 

Living In Fear

Original Title: 

Living In Fear

Production Year: 

2020

Cast: 

Mike Castelete

Emma Purcell

Ryan O’Leary

Harry Newton

Sally Callow

Mel Smith

Lorna Oli

Thomas Blumire

James Clowes

 

Producer: 

Stephanie Castelete-Tyrrell

Writer: 

Stephanie Castelete-Tyrrell

Editor: 

Stephanie Castelete-Tyrrell

Dir. of Photography: 

Stephanie Castelete-Tyrrell

Festival: 

Category: 

Documentary, Feature Film

Country: 

United Kingdom

Language: 

English

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Director's Statement

We were truly isolated, unable to have family and friends visit. Having carers coming in and out of the house was risky and many disabled people felt that having basic care was putting their lives at risk.

But among the challenges, we remained strong and united as family and friends, and have supported each other to this day. I feel that I have beautifully captured how my family, friends and the disabled community are trying to maintain a positive mental health by doing activities in isolation.

This area of the pandemic has failed to be represented in the media so far, so it was important that I helped other disabled people vocalise how difficult life was pre-lockdown.

Stephanie Castelete-Tyrrell

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