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DOCUMENTARY film can inspire change


We make films about people's journeys, to inspire others on their own journey

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DOCUMENTARY film can inspire change


We make films about people's journeys, to inspire others on their own journey

FIXING DAD

BBC2 10pm

SUNDAY 24TH JULY 2016

 

Fixing Dad is so great... Bloody brilliant...'   Trisha Goddard

‘Searingly honest and moving’    The Daily Mail          

‘Such an inspiring story’   Dr Michael Mosley     

'An extraordinary film'   Good Morning Britain

 

Fixing Dad is the story of a man whose lifestyle choices caught up with him until his two sons resolved to save him.

Geoff was overweight, over-worked and resigned to a premature death from a catalogue of health conditions. In November 2013 his doctor felt he and Geoff needed to talk about the possibility of foot amputation due to his type 2 diabetes. The arch of one foot had already collapsed as a result of Charcot's foot (a complication associated with diabetes) and the other foot was developing ulcers due to poor circulation. It was at this point that his sons, Anthony and Ian, decided that their own lives had to wait and they embarked on a mission to restore their dad's health and enjoyment of life.

 

They soon discovered that there were no quick fixes. They had to battle with decades of engrained and destructive habits and negativity, locked in place with almost superhuman stubbornness. In order to correct the health conditions, they had to overhaul every aspect of their dad's lifestyle. They decided to see if they could bend his resolute single-mindedness to their own ends as they attempted to get him in the best health of his life and reinstate him in his former post as their childhood hero. They called upon their film making experience to document their progress and help keep an ever-watchful eye on their dad and a compelling film began to take shape.

In over a year of honest and intimate filming we watch the two brothers struggling to transform their dad from an obese, barely mobile night time security guard to a fighting fit endurance cyclist, public speaker and health activist. Gradually Geoff has become determined to inspire and improve the health of others alongside his own. His sons, with their humour, support and determination prove that those we love make us strong and that a life we love is worth fighting for.

Visit www.fixingdad.com for more information

 

COMING SOON...

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Howell is the story of one man's courageous fight against mental illness. Stephen Howell had battled depression before and seemed to be holding it at bay as he cared for his mum, Sylvia. She became the centre of his world and he fought her fight with her against type 2 diabetes and dementia. 

When his mum Sylvia died suddenly, and unexpectedly, of a heart attack, Stephen was left alone and lost and the dark demons of depression were ready to reclaim him. 

Howell shows the fragility of mental health as we follow Stephen through his battle to get his voice heard in a system that wants to silence him. In a tragic twist, the man who cared so lovingly for his mum cannot get the real care and help he so desperately needs to save his own life. 

Suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged 20-49 years in England and Wales and as many as

6% of adults (aged 16 and over) report having made a suicide attempt at some point in their life. But Stephen keeps fighting to find a way out. He promised his mum that he would help others and this promise takes him on a path he had never imagined. 

Join the fight against mental illness:

#howell4help

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Our films follow people on a journey showing how with the right motivation and education, people who thought they were at the end of the road have a lot more to experience, enjoy and contribute to society.

About


Our films follow people on a journey showing how with the right motivation and education, people who thought they were at the end of the road have a lot more to experience, enjoy and contribute to society.