What if you couldn’t speak and were trapped in a body you couldn’t control? Rett Syndrome is a disability that can affect 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 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.
Because of the nature of the disability, everything was shot documentary style, capturing the family’s lives as they went. We used a one-man camera set up; using a Canon DSLR, sound recorder, tripod and slider. It served us well being able to pick up and go whenever we needed to, whilst also being a little less conspicuous to encourage more natural behaviour.
We’re really happy with how the emotion in this film comes across and builds throughout, whilst also giving the viewer a little bit more information about Rett Syndrome. We were incredibly blessed by the people we met through the process of this project, getting to know and spend time with such loving, humble and self-sacrificing people, really was a pleasure.