Introducing - Just in Case
I always knew there was a spark of genius in you.
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 like to live with bipolar.
After the success of Treacle Mini Productions’ very own, April Kelley penned Just in Case which is based on her own experience living with bipolar disorder and conversations she’s had with her Dad. She also stars 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 Underwire Film Festival. Since being selected for the BBC Directors Scheme Kirsty has directed continuing drama ‘Doctors’.
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 also came on about 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.
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. Just in Case is currently on the festival circuit and making an immensely positive impact across the world, being a voice for a community that is so often not heard. One festival said:
“Every year in the festival there’s at least a film or two that I can’t watch without tearing up, and this year, this is that film. It’s a short film featuring only a conversation—but the emotion etched onto the speakers’ faces, the raw, honest words of the conversation you don’t normally hear, and some interesting angles and sound design make it riveting. What stands out more than anything is its absolute “realness.” You feel like you are really listening into something intimate and true.” – Mental Filmness