Mini Productions presents in association with Finite Films, Green Mountain Productions and Bask Works, Just in Case…
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 for 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 onto sell millions worldwide. In 2008, Terri Cheney went public about her mental illness. The essay ledto a new career as a writer and an episode of the ‘Modern Love’ television series starring Anne Hathaway.
“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
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.