MY DARLING CHRISTOPHER (2020)
By Jo Sargeant & Clare-Louise English
Directed by Clare-Louise English
Based on the true story of Clive who contracted Meningitis and lost his hearing during the outbreak of the Second World War. Clive is now 15 years old and attending Goring School, having been evacuated from Margate School for the Deaf.
Clive’s father, away serving in the Navy, receives a heartfelt letter from his wife, Dorothy.
As Christopher reads the letter English, BSL and Visual Vernacular interweave to tell the shocking story of a war plane crashing to the ground meters away from Clive’s classroom.
Best International Short, (Idyllwild Film Festival)
REMI Short Film Award (WorldFest Houston)
Best Women’s Film -Clare-Louise English: Director (Beyond the Curve International Festival).
Best Voice Actress -Jo Sargeant (Overcome Film Festival)
OnComm Award for excellence (Offies 2020).
Best Sound Design- Adrian Sandu Yota (Music + Sound Awards)
Jury’s Choice (Romford Film Festival)
Christopher: Robin Paley Yorke
Clive: William Grint
Pilot: Brian Duffy
Dorothy: Jo Sargeant
Deaf Dramaturge: Stephen Collins
Director of Photography:
Additional Filming: Teresa Garratty
Editor: Timothy Kelly
Assistant Editor: Tyler Forward
Music: Chris Drohan
Costume: Jo Sargeant
Runner: Teresa Thornber-Mann
On set Interpreter: Erin Hutching
A RADA Festival Commission
in Association with Home Manchester
Special Thanks to Arts Council England, Theatre Deli and Clive Davis