Jimmy McIntosh, MBE, campaigns daily for disabled rights. Nothing can stop him, especially not his own Cerebral Palsy. A day in the life of Jimmy McIntosh, seen from his point of view.
We see Jimmy as he navigates support groups and charity foundations that he works for. The never resting bustle of his life and the passionate adoption of modern technology to execute his campaigns. Never a day goes by without Jimmy setting out from his home and using the city’s network of buses as his transport setting about his daily mission – a mandate to fight for the rights of the disabled and marginalised, via emails to politicians, phones calls via his bluetooth headset, meetings, talks, openings and hustings. The film paints a picture of a man who lives a full and dynamic life, a man who disregards the limits of his body and age, campaigning selflessly for others despite daily challenges.
Screening formats: HD Cam, Digi Beta, Beta SP, DV-Cam
NOMINATED – Scotland New Talent Award – BAFTA Scotland New Talent 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Gdansk DocFilm Festival (Poland) 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION – ReFrame Peterborough Film Festival USA 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Camerimage. Poland 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Split International Film Festival 2012 (Croatia)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Hamptons International Film Festival. USA, 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Cinesol Film Festival, USA, 2012, 9 sept
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Docuweeks Theatrical Showcase, USA 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Indianapolis Film Festival, USA 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION – The BBC Big Screen, Festival Square 2012 (UK)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Curt Doc Film Festival 2012 (Spain)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Glasgow Short Film Festival 2012 (UK)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Inverness Film Festival 2011 (UK)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Document 9 Human Rights Film Festival 2011 (UK)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Sheffield Docfest 2011 (UK)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011 (UK)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Edindocs 2011 (UK)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Future Shorts Screening (Edinburgh) 2011 (UK)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Just Gather Film Festival 2015 – Edinburgh
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This film was developed through Bridging the Gap, an opportunity for emerging filmmakers based in Scotland and Northern Ireland.