Freewheelers Film and Music Night (2017)

Freewheelers Film & Music Night 2017

Wednesday 1st November 2017
Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SG

Freewheelers’ company of disabled and non-disabled artists brings you an evening of Film and Music.

Freewheelers Media Group makes films in all genres, and some of these films can take years to gestate.

Recent long term projects include a crime drama entitled “BREAKING BONNIE”, and a comedy satire on care homes called “SHADY OAKS – HOME SWEET HOME”.

At this 2017 Film & Music Night we will show a short and beautiful film from Richard Bridger called “BUBBLE”, which expresses the overcoming of isolation through images and song. There is a daft comedy from Peter Messer and Sam Keelan entitled “TED’S GONE FUNNY”, which follows a crazy day in the hapless life of Ted, who, for example, turns up for work in his pyjamas, absent-mindedly makes gravy not coffee, and retires into his dancing fantasies at work where his colleagues tend just to laugh. We will screen “BELT, BRACES & DISABILITY 2”, a documentary sequel to a 2010 production which, six years on, re-engages with three Freewheelers – Rachel (Spina Bifida), Dan (Cerebral Palsy), Troy (Epilepsy) – who set out their stories in the original film, and for whom each story has progressed significantly and not always easily, thus taking the viewer deeper into what disability can mean. Finally, Luke Tye, who is known for his singing voice, is presenting a short dance film.

Currently in production we have “ROMANS”, a large-scale radio drama set in the first century, and “GULLIBLE TRAVELS”, a drama-documentary about transport, too often a huge subject for people with disability. We will give glimpses of both these projects. After each film is screened we will invite comments and questions for the filmmakers, actors and participants.

On 1st November 2017, our Music Group will also perform a range of well-known and self-penned songs that they have been working on at their regular Friday meetups in Leatherhead. All group members are encouraged to choose their own piece(s) to learn and perform, within this very special supportive and person-centred environment. The Music Group are delighted to present their work to you at Dorking Halls.