I Won’t Go

The Brief

Managing Director of LoveLove Georgina Hurcombe produced ‘I Won’t Go’ over eight years. The documentary documents the life of 97 year old Oli Truss who lives in a rat infested condemned house in Gloucestershire, UK. The film examines issues surrounding isolation and independence. The documentary asks who is responsible for elderly care.

The Process

Shot over eight years Georgina Hurcombe won a 4Docs (channel 4) completion bursary in 2008 which enabled the completion of the documentary. Since it’s completion in 2010, the documentary has been showcased around the world and won a distribution deal in the USA. It has opened documentary festivals such as Oscar Academy qualifying documentary festival EdinDOCS and showcased at One World Human rights festival as well as screening at Soho’s famous Curzon cinema as part of LSFF.

The Documentary also gained funding from AGE UK and Georgina was a runner up in regional volunteer of the year (Dorset) for running the supporting ‘Bridging the Gap’ project aiming to encourage young and elderly people to work together to produce documentaries.

The Result

The documentary was showcased internationally and distributed in the USA. It continues to be distributed and also acts an a learning tool for international audiences.

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