We’re thrilled to announce ‘Just in Case’ will be premiering at this year’s Norwich Film Festival. This festival has a very special place in our hearts and is a BAFTA Qualifying Short Film Festival as well as a BIFA Qualifying Short Film Festival and was chosen by The Metro as one of “the top UK film festivals you need to know about”.
How do you battle an invisible demon? How do you survive the war inside your own head? How do you tell your Dad you’re fighting for 30? ‘Just in Case’ explores the harsh reality of what it’s really like to live with bipolar disorder.
In collaboration with Bipolar UK and the Film and TV Charity. This film has also been awarded the Raising Films Ribbon supporting parents and carers within the industry.
After the success of ‘Treacle’ Mini Productions’ very own April Kelley penned ‘Just in Case’ which based on her own experience living with bipolar disorder and conversations she’s had with her own Dad. She also starred in it alongside British icon Philip Glenister (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, Belgravia).
Directed by Kirsty Robinson-Ward whose commitment to the actor relationship shines through her work. Her ability to listen to the script and facilitate the actors’ needs allows the development of beautiful character performances shown time and time again in her work. ‘Canned’ (starring BAFTA winner Georgina Campbell and BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Paapa Essiedu) screened at the BFI as part of their ‘Girlfriends’ Festival and was nominated for Best Screenplay at the BAFTA-qualifying Underwire Film Festival. Since being selected onto the BBC Directors Scheme Kirsty has directed continuing drama ‘Doctors’. She has also directed, written, and produced a feature film, short films, and sketches- the latest of which went viral with nearly 7 million views.
Executively produced by James Dean, an award-winning producer (Discoverdale, Best International Film, Galway Fleadh 2013), as well as the producer of This Is Jinsy, Sky One’s Living the Dream, ITV’s Liar, and more.
New York Times bestseller Terri Cheney is also on board as an executive producer. With a lived experience of bipolar disorder, her books Manic: A Memoir and The Dark Side of Innocence: Growing Up Bipolar have gone on to sell millions worldwide. In 2008, Terri Cheney went public about her mental illness. The essay led to a new career as a writer and an episode of the ‘Modern Love’ television series starring Anne Hathaway.
Learn more about the festival here.
Watch the trailer for Just in Case here.