I Won’t Go documentary – Goes Online

  • Posted by info 21 Apr

I Won’t Go documentary – Goes Online

LoveLove Films’ documentary, I Won’t Go, which screened in international film festivals and which has previously been distributed in America, has now been launched online.

I Won’t Go is an intimate portrait of a determined, lively and thoroughly unconventional elderly woman. It features Oli, an eccentric ex-headmistress in her nineties, who now lives isolated and housebound in her condemned country cottage; her only real companion is a small Shetland pony named ‘Baby’. What follows is a moving and surprising account of her life, from her unexpected past as a former millionaire through to her daily struggles to keep her independence despite age and infirmity. Ultimately, the film ask who is responsible for elderly care, and who is to decide where, and how we should live our final days.

The documentary was shot over the course of seven years by LoveLove Films’ managing director Georgina Hurcombe. Georgina was inspired to produce this documentary after living close to Oli as a child. Oli used to teach Georgina afterschool reading and writing skills.

After producing an 8 minute short Georgina received further funding from Channel 4’s 4Docs initiative to expand I Won’t Go into a lengthier and more in depth exploration of Oli. The final documentary features a wide variety of prestigious behind the scenes talent, including Henry Dalton the multi award winning documentary associate producer; Tony Palmer, an Emmy and RTS winning editor and Alex Baranowski a Tony award winning composer for the Royal National Theatre.

Upon completion the film went to a wide range of national and international film festivals, including opening for the Oscar qualifying Edindocs festival and the Prague based One World festival. It subsequently secured distribution rights with Terra Nova Films in America, where it was screened in select venues with the purpose of highlighting issues effecting the elderly.

In regards to the final product Michelle Mitchell, a Director of Age UK, said the following:

“By telling the emblematic story of an older person’s fight for her independence, this documentary film shines a powerful light on the dilemmas many of us will face in old age, such as whether, when and where to look for support, and the challenges our society faces in meeting the care needs of an aging population.”

It was recently launched online on Vimeo’s on demand service, where it can be rented for up to 48 hours for £2.12

We’re incredibly pleased that I Won’t Go has been launched on this new platform and hope the documentary is enjoyed by a large new audience.

Watch I Won’t Go Online Here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/iwontgodocumentary

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