In December 2020, the UK's disability charity Leonard Cheshire approached us to produce a documentary about its founder’s life of the same name. A keen technophile himself, Leonard Cheshire had recorded speeches, interviews, and films since the 1950s, which allowed us to indulge in over 250 digitised tapes and reels, as well as thousands of photographs, some a hundred years old while working on the film.
Leonard. focuses on the extraordinary life of an extraordinary man from an extraordinary generation, who gave his life first to his country through war, and then to the world through disability rights. His reputations as a warrior of war and as a carer of people add further complexity to his biography.
The film will promote the charity’s history online and at upcoming international exhibitions.
Client: Leonard Cheshire
Director & Editor: Dan Hodgson
Producer: Julia Alcamo
Writer: William Simpson
Sound Design: Guy Dowsett