"A day in the life of Jimmy McIntosh, MBE, who has been campaigning for disabled rights since 1972. See the world from his point of view, as a wheelchair user living with cerebral palsy, in this film by Scottish Bafta-winning director Martin Smith." - Sheffield Docfest
The film gives a unique insight into this life - an incredibly intimate point-of-view portrait - with shooting taking place over six months ultimately capturing a day in the life.
The film has won the Franklyn Marshall Award for Short Film at the CurtDoc International Documentary Festival in Vidreres, Spain, where it was in competition against films from 16 countries. It was also nominated for the BAFTA New Talent Award from BAFTA Scotland for Martin Smith in the Director of Photography category. It was nominated Best International Short Film in the Bill Douglas Award and nominated for Best Scottish Film in the Scottish Short Film Awards at the Glasgow Short Film Festival. Further screening info can be found here.
The film has also been selected for DocuWeeks™ the International Documentary Association’s yearly theatrical showcase, designed to help qualify documentaries for Academy AwardŽ consideration. The film will screen for seven days in New York from the 3rd-9th August at the IFC Center.
Martin was director, cinematographer and sound recorder. He was excited to shoot the project with SDI Productions producer Finlay Pretsell. Post production took place at 422 Media with sound design by John Cobban. Martin edited the film himself on Final Cut Pro. Full credits can be viewed here.