New film for PMLD audiences

Published: 7 March 2021
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

2064: The Multi-Sensory Movie, Frozen Light Theatre Credit: Courtesy of Sam Halmarack
2064: The Multi-Sensory Movie, Frozen Light Theatre Credit: Courtesy of Sam Halmarack
2064: The Multi-Sensory Movie, Frozen Light Theatre Credit: Courtesy of Sam Halmarack

Frozen Light, a company dedicated to touring work to audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities, has created its first film.

A co-commission from Northern Stage and Attenborough Arts Centre, 2065: The Multi-Sensory Movie is the company's first digital piece and is experienced together with a collection of sensory props, with the audience being given cues to explore them as the story develops.

The company's co-artistic director Amber Onat-Gregory said, "we're delighted to be able to reach audiences during this challenging time in the pandemic. We hugely miss engaging with audiences within a theatre setting but hope this film can bring some Frozen Light magic to people's own homes."

The film was directed and edited by Sam Halmarack who also wrote the music. The set designer was Kat Heath, the costume designer was Kirsteen Wythe and the sound, lighting and effects were created by Dhugal Harrison.

The cast is made up of Lil Davis, Rachel Barnes, Matt Heslop and Lucy Garland.

2065: The Multi-Sensory Movie is available from 29 March and tickets can be booked online from 15 March; numbers are limited to 200. The film is recommended for audiences aged 14+, although it does not contain inappropriate material for younger audiences.