Ecstasy

Written by Grant Taylor

A short comedy film about a son and his disabled father and their quest to buy 'one pill' so that the dad can dance with his wife at her upcoming surprise birthday party.

This film is a story about me and my Dad - Bob. He's lived with Parkinson's disease for the last 20 years and, as a family, we've been on quite a journey. If you're not familiar with Parkinson's, it's a neurological disorder that affects everything to do with your movement. Simple things like walking, talking and dancing become incredibly tough to do. A huge amount of effort can go into drinking a glass of water, you're reliant upon drugs so that you can move AND the disease gets progressively worse. We try to deal with all of this with a smile and positivity, and that's why I want to make 'Ecstasy'.

Starring Brian Bovell (The Missing, The Bill, Gimme Gimme, Gimme) in the lead role with Nathan Bryon (Benidorm, Some Girls) Holli Dempsey (Black Mirror, Harlots, The Aliens) Laura June Hudson (Derek)