I'm currently in my last year of University and as part of my final project, I would like to create a short film that people can relate to and has a current effect on society. Two Lives in a Lifetime aims to tackle the stigma around pre-judgments of disabled people in society and has stemmed from the question; if you see a disabled person, do you see them or their disability first?
The film follows the blossoming relationship between 2 main characters, Jack and Emily. Jack is a Latin dance tutor and Emily attends his classes, which sparks a relationship between them. Through one dance, a montage of there lives is shown up until the point where Jack collapses on stage. From there on Jack comes across as a completely different person, as he appears lazy, angry and relies on Emily for everything, however, it becomes apparent later on that Jack is actually disabled and has been diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis), which has left him paralysed from the waist down. He also suffers from depression and believes that life isn't worth living anymore, until Emily shows him that he can have a good quality of life, even if he is disabled, it's just there's a different way of doing things. This motivates Jack and the end of the film sees him visit his old dance class, and the tutor in him uncontrollably starts giving out tips and advice to the dancers.
However, due to it being a student project there is a very little budget. The money raised will go towards travel for crew and actors, props, locations and help the film get the awareness it needs.
Thank you for taking the time to read about this project and any donation is greatly appreciated.