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ill, actually

Documentary short film

12 mins 

A ‘superhero’, a YouTuber and a cam-girl explain why they choose to share - or hide- their chronic illnesses online. When you're too ill for IRL, where do you turn? 

A BBC Arts and BFI commission, "ill, actually" was produced by Glowworm Films in collaboration with Plimsoll Productions. It premiered at the BFI and was broadcast on BBC 4 before moving on BBC i-Player, and into the BFI's National Archives. 



- Underwire 2019 (Nom: Best Producer, BAFTA qualifying)
- SuperFest Film Festival 2020 (BAFTA qualifying)
- Together Film Festival, Winner of the Kats Award for Best First Film 
- Women X Film Festival 2020 (
Nom: Best Director, BIFA qualifying)
- Barbican: Chronic Youth Festival 2020
- Little Wing Film Festival 2020 (BIFA qualifying)
- Shortest Nights Film Festival 2020 (BIFA qualifying)
-Emerging Filmmakers Night Film Festival 2020 (Official Competition)


- Enabled Magazine: Interview with the team behind new BBC disability documentary, ill, actually 

- Cognizant, Center for the Future of Work:  Living With Invisible Illness 

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Directed by Zoe Hunter Gordon

Produced by  Celestine Fraser & Hannah Tookey

Director of Photography: Jackie Teboul
Editor: Hannah Renton

Sound Mix: Oscar Crawford 

Music Composer: Hollie Buhagiar 

Colour: Henry Howard

Recon actress: Esme Lonsdale

Executive Producers: Siobhan Logue, Gillian Scothern & Lamia Dabboussy

With Thanks To Bella, Jameisha and Ben 

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