What if you couldn’t speak and were trapped in a body you couldn’t control? Rett Syndrome is a disability that can effect children in such a way. This film is a short promo for the charity Rett Education who are trying to raise awareness and education concerning the disability.
- Rett Education
- Doc, Promo
Rett Education held a conference in July 2014 and approached us to create a short film to promote the event and to show at the conference itself. The film was intended to inform as well as move people to care, so we approached the film with those 2 goals in mind.
We were also in the process of filming a feature length documentary about Rett Syndrome, so we had the advantage of being able to integrate the filming for this promo as part of a bigger project.
We interviewed Susan Norwell, a lecturer and education practitioner, to talk us through some of the general symptoms and challenges that the girls (with the disability) and their families face. Susan is fantastic and we feel that she communicates perfectly to the intended audience; professionals and families. She strikes a perfect balance between being informative (without using medical jargon or being too detailed) and being passionate about providing care for those affected.