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Project of the Day: ‘The Closer We Get’

Project of the Day: 'The Closer We Get'

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“The Closer We Get”

Tweetable Logline: A bittersweet doc following an ordinary Scottish family facing up
to home truths & coming to terms with how a stroke & a secret
changed them

Elevator Pitch: How many of us put off breaking family taboos till it’s too late? What are we afraid of? I decided to go under the skin of my family story after my Mum’s
devastating stroke brought me back home to her. I wasn’t the only one
who returned: My prodigal father, separated from Mum for years, also
turned up and little by little, we both became Mum’s carers. Suddenly we all had to hang out and talk about what had happened to our
family, because of the secret Dad had tried – and failed – to keep
from us.

Production Team:

Directed by Karen Guthrie
Produced by Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope
Editor Alice Powell

About the Production: I first dreamed of this family film during a 2007 ‘blue skies’
workshop. I talked to Mum about it and before her stroke we filmed one
precious interview, this tape then sat on my studio shelf – too hard to
watch – for some time. But with a project like this you can’t hang
around waiting for the money or time, so when Mum (and Dad) came back
home, we started shooting again. With all the family around Mum I could
feel something astonishing was happening, I began to film and this was
when things started to transform between us.

Current Status: In post production currently crowd funding to be complete

For more information and to support this project: IndieGogo Page.

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