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4 of our Foundation members cast in new film project with  Smashing Mirrors Theatre & Dementia Friendly East Ridng 

January, 2021

Local charity Dementia Friendly East Riding has linked with theatre company Smashing Mirrors Theatre to create a new short film about dementia awareness to be shown in Hull and East Yorkshire schools. 

The film, titled “The Memory Project”, is being funded by the SMILE Foundation and is being shot at the East Riding Theatre in March. 

The writer of the film Elizabeth Godber explained how it tells the real life stories of families living with dementia, and explores the ups and downs of such a diagnosis, including a discussion of facts and figures and the medical diagnostic process. 

The film features a collection of local actors including: Avalon Ramos, Caitlin Townend, Ze Rebelle, Alisha Robinson, Joyce Branagh, Natalie Wharam and William Ilkley as well as others, with many performing in their first professional role since grating drama school. 

Elizabeth said: ‘making this film is a brilliant opportunity to bring together some amazingly talented individuals in East Yorkshire to create something that will really make a social difference in the lives of young people.’

For more information, contact Dementia Friendly East Riding or Smashing Mirrors Theatre online.