Below are our latest film projects that are in pre-production.
‘Goodnight, Papa’ explores the diverse life and loves of Roberto, a person living with dementia – through vivid metaphor, the story bears witness to the intense grief of both his and his family’s loss.
“We console ourselves with memories, embracing what has gone before. We cling to the old, embellished stories. We fear, but do not mention, what is to come.” Inspired by a piece in The Guardian from award-winning writer, Mark Brandi.
Written & directed by David Williams
Produced by Page 98 Productions
Upon reading the article, David felt inspired to bring this story to life and at the same time raise awareness of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Whilst most terminal diseases impact the body, Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia, directly affects the brain. As a consequence, the body shuts down slowly, and each function has a varying rate of decay. While some may survive for many years, others progress more rapidly. Meanwhile, with advances in science and technology, we are finding cures and effective treatments for many diseases more quickly than ever before. It is hoped the film will raise public awareness of dementia, allowing more funding and research not only in search of a cure but also in support of those living and caring for those with the disease. Most commonly associated with dementia is memory loss – often characterised by the peculiar tragedy of failing to recognise loved ones and the devastation of losing a lifetime of memories. It is here we begin Roberto’s story.
Writer & director, David Williams came across an article written in October 2016 in Guardian Australia by award-winning writer, Mark Brandi, in which a true story is told about Mark's late father's diagnosis of dementia.
Who are we?
Mark Brandi - Author
Mark Brandi is an award-winning writer. His bestselling novel, Wimmera, won the Debut Dagger (UK), the Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction, and was shortlisted for numerous prizes. His second novel, The Rip, was longlisted for Best Fiction at the Indie Book Awards and the Crime Writers' Association Best Fiction Award. His new novel, The Others, is out now. Mark's books are published by Hachette Australia & Legend Press (UK).
David Williams - Director & Writer
Based in London, England, David is a filmmaker with over fifteen years of international production experience across branded content, commercials, promos, broadcasting, TV entertainment, corporate films, event films, feature/short films, and music videos.
David has created content for household names such as Google, Adidas, Planters (Kraft Heinz), Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Philips, Lyle & Scott, Peugeot Citroën, Legal & General, Penguin Random House, and Tesla Motor Cars.