JUST IN CASE
Directed by Kirsty Robinson-Ward
Written by April Kelley
Starring; Philip Glenister, April Kelley
Executively producer by New York Times Best-Selling author, Terri Cheney
In collaboration with Bipolar UK and the Film and TV Charity
Awarded the Raising Films Ribbon
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?
Within the ambiguous safety of a service station, a concerned father and his scared daughter take refuge. Rachel lives with bipolar disorder and the invisibility of her condition has become all too real for both herself and Mark. What happens when they realise that neither of them could save her life? In collaboration with Bipolar UK, Just in Case explores the harsh reality of what it’s really like to live with bipolar disorder.
“This is one of the most thoughtful and insightful films not just about facing mental health within a family, but the power of a familial bond between a father and daughter that learn to understand one another without judgment. Just In Case should be seen by everyone looking for a truly special short film; it deserves awards and universal acclaim.” – Director’s Club
“A sensitive, compassionate, and thoughtful exploration of bipolar disorder. Kelley and Glenister bring warmth and a charming connection to the table. It may be a heavy subject to tackle in just 14-minutes but this film manages to make a strong impression.” – Film Carnage
“This film highlights the importance of social reintegration and the dignity of people with experience of mental illness.” – Mental Health Rights Film Festival
“The very simple setup is deceiving, as it is a very nuanced, well written, well acted, and well-directed film.” – PD Dr. phil. Martin Holtz
“It reminds us that people who suffer from mental illness should feel safe to open up about their worst nightmares.” – Lily Peppou
“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
“The performances and strength of writing make this a deeply affecting film. It’s a beautiful depiction of both the extreme loneliness and fear of mental health and the importance of maintaining loving relationships. An important and moving film.” – When Curiosity Threatens