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A 16-year-old with Tourette's syndrome shares his story to break the stigma. | Tictoc

A 16-year-old with Tourette's syndrome shares his story to break the stigma. | Tictoc

» Subscribe for the world's best short films: http://sub2.omele.to » Get some merch: http://shop.omele.to Tictoc is used with permission from Mark Waters. Learn more at http://omele.to/3indxk0. THE BEST OF OMELETO » Celebrities on Omeleto: http://omele.to/celebrities » Best of Omeleto: http://omele.to/best » Millions on Omeleto: http://omele.to/millions OMELETO ON SOCIAL Instagram: http://instagram.com/omeletocom Twitter: http://twitter.com/omeletocom Facebook: http://facebook.com/omeletocom Reddit: http://reddit.com/r/omeleto Felix is 16 years old. He is struggling with the usual uncertainties of adolescence, but there's more he has to deal with: he has had Tourette's syndrome from a young age. It's hard for Felix to deal with the taunts from people who don't understand he has a condition that's unpredictable and consuming. But it's even harder for him when they have preconceived notions about it, believe he can just stop or is ticing to get attention. But Felix wants people to know what it feels like to suffer from this condition, so he's speaking out. Directed, shot and edited by filmmaker Mark Waters, this powerful short documentary immerses viewers with poetic, compelling intimacy into a much-discussed yet often misunderstood condition. The film creates a hypnotic portrait of a young teenage boy, using his words and perspective to offer a window into a state that's as much a world as it is a condition. Tourette's is a neurodevelopmental syndrome characterized by multiple motor and vocal tics preceded often by unwanted urges that the afflicted person often can't control. Yet it's often flattened to someone swearing uncontrollably in popular media. That misunderstanding adds to the pain, isolation and torment that Felix experiences when he suffers from tics. Felix's state of mind is transmitted in his own words as he talks about his life, and he's eager for people to truly understand what it means to grapple with this difficult condition. His voiceover, coupled with conversations with friends, detail his struggle with Tourette's uncontrollable force, as well as the shame he feels when outsiders taunt or insult him in the belief that he can choose to stop his tics. It's hard enough to when the urge to tic flares up, but it's even more difficult when he's told to shut up and simply can't. As articulate, sensitive and open as Felix is, much of the film's singular emotive power comes from the arresting images. The visuals are stunning, sculpted with moody shadow and light and framed with an eye for poetic detail. When coupled with an equally thoughtful sound design and past footage of Felix's tics, they collectively evoke the strange, weightless isolation of Felix's world. They also provide an intimate point-of-view of what going through Tourette's syndrome looks like -- and it's much less sensationalistic than most people are led to believe. Longlisted for a short film BAFTA, "Tictoc" is an unforgettable, riveting and profoundly humane watch. It lingers in viewers' memories well after viewing for several reasons. Felix himself is a sympathetic presence, and his willingness to be vulnerable about something that he struggles with evokes empathy. He's framed within a film that uses the unique power of cinematic craft to create an emotional and psychological experience that feels like its subject's headspace. There's a quietness that can sometimes be lonely or peaceful; there are almost surreal images that capture the fright of being unable to stop the tics from happening. It all culminates in a plea for understanding and compassion, and to be treated in a way that retains humanity and kindness, not mockery and judgment. ABOUT OMELETO Omeleto is the home of the world's best short films. We showcase critically-acclaimed filmmakers from the Oscars, Sundance, Cannes and more! Subscribe now: http://sub2.omele.to A 16-year-old with Tourette's syndrome shares his story to break the stigma. | Tictoc http://youtu.be/S1qxGA4V4sc http://omeleto.com/258082/ Omeleto http://www.youtube.com/c/Omeleto http://omeleto.com 🎬 Got a film? Submit it to us for consideration at http://submit2.omele.to
Wargames

Wargames

A short creative documentary that charts the attendees of Britain’s longest running Wargames group, and explores the complexity of actual combat on individuals from a psychologist's perspective. Obsession, camaraderie and a Wargames Society that asks: what does it take to go into battle? Funded by Film London and the British Film Institute (BFI Network). Directed by - Jessica Bishopp Produced by - Hannah Eugénie Tookey filmlondon.org.uk/wargames Director of Photography - Sarah Cunningham Editor - Adelina Bichis Composer - Hollie Buhagiar Assembly Editor - Jessica Bishopp Featuring - Professor Edgar Jones, Professor in the History of Medicine and Psychiatry, King’s College London, King’s Centre of Military Health Research (KCMHR) Tunbridge Wells Wargames Society Featured Models Designed & Painted By - Steve Earl, Mark Gibbons, Martin Goad Focus Puller & Camera Assistant - Kate Molins Sound Recordists - Kirsty Howell & Nadine Richardson Gaffer - Jonathan Tomlin Grip - Nik Georgiev Sound Design & Sound Mix - Fred Pearson, Final Cut Sound Producer - Laura Harris, Final Cut Post Production Producers - Lucy Mason & Dan Kreeger, The Mill Colourist - Jim Bracher, The Mill Colour Grade - The Mill Production Assistant - Gennie Allcott Interview Transcriptions - Noemi Varga Drivers - Gennie Allcott & Nigel Bishopp Catering - Lucinda Bishopp & Brian Tayler For Film London: Jordan McGarry - Head of Production & Talent Development Angeli MacFarlane - Development Producer Josic Cadoret - Producer, Short Film Schemes Alice Whittemore - Production and Development Officer Executive Producers - Compulsory, Chris Toumazou, Kadri Mahmoud, Rob Hughes, Nigel Bishopp Production Company - Compulsory With Special Thanks To Tunbridge Wells Wargames Society, King’s Centre for Military Health Research, Brian Tayler, Karen Tayler, Lucinda Bishopp, Nigel Bishopp, Emma Bishopp, Paul Colebrooke, Steve Earl, Mark Gibbons, Martin Goad, John Hurst, Ivor Metcalf, W G Pavely, Terry Shoebridge, Rodney Somerville, Colin Stone, William Stone, Tony Wyatt, Edgar Jones, Direct Photographic, Filmscape, ProCam, Final Cut, The Mill Film Festivals - The Smalls Film Festival 2018, Official Selection, Nominated for Best Documentary Award. Imperial War Museum (IWM) Short Film Festival 2018, Official Selection, Nominated for the The Annie Dodds Award for Best Documentary. Underwire Festival 2018, Official Selection, Nominated for Composing Award. Eindhoven Film Festival 2018, Official Selection. London Short Film Festival (LSFF) 2019, Official Selection. Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 Press - Booooooom https://tv.booooooom.com/2018/11/02/wargames-jessica-bishopp/ GiF Girls in Film http://www.girlsinfilm.net/videos/wargames WePresent / WeTransfer https://wepresent.wetransfer.com/story/jessica-bishopp-wargames/
Taking Stock (2017)

Taking Stock (2017)

Using his failed attempts at creating profitable stock footage, a filmmaker reflects on the absurd, mundane and funny side of being trapped inside your own head as an out of work, self-employed freelancer. Commissioned by Channel 4 for Random Acts Series 4 Subtitles Available: English, French, German, Russian (Click CC) AWARDS Winner - Royal Television Society Scotland Award 2018 Winner - Audience Award, Kyiv International Short Film Festival 2018 Winner - Audience Award, Szczecin European Film Festival 2018 Winner - Frē​sh18 Carbon Award Nominated - IPSE Freelance Project of the Year 2019 OFFICIAL SELECTION 02/2018 – Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (USA) 03/2018 - Glasgow Short Film Festival (UK) 04/2018 - Dresden International Short Film Festival (Germany) 04/2018 - Flatpack Film Festival (UK) 04/2018 - Kyiv International Short Film Festival (Ukraine) 04/2018 - Cellu l'art Short Film Festival (Germany) 05/2018 - Brussels Short Film Festival (Belgium) 06/2018 - VIS Vienna Shorts Festival (Austria) 06/2018 - 'A Wall is a Screen' @ 34th Hamburg Short Film Festival (Germany) 06/2018 - XPONorth (UK) 06/2018 - Shortest Nights, Short Sighted Cinema (UK) 09/2018 - Roma Creative Contest (Italy) 09/2018 - Encounters Short Film Festival (UK) 10/2018 - BFI London Film Festival (UK) 10/2018 - Uppsala International Short Film Festival (Sweden) 10/2018 - DokumentART European Film Festival (Germany) 10/2018 - Szczecin European Film Festival (Poland) 11/2018 - Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (Switzerland) 11/2018 - Interfilm Berlin International Short Film Festival (Germany) 11/2018 - Aesthetica Short Film Festival (UK) 11/2018 - Inverness Film Festival (UK) 12/2018 - Black Nights Film Festival - PÖFF (Estonia) 01/2019 - London Short Film Festival (UK) 01/2019 - British Shorts Berlin (Germany) 04/2019 - GoShort International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (Holland) PRESS https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/comment/festivals/encounters-short-film-animation-2018-preview-10-best-watch http://www.theskinny.co.uk/film/interviews/meet-duncan-cowles-nick-broomfield-without-the-ego https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/duncan-cowles-taking-stock-random-acts-film-041217 https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2018/01/08/taking-stock http://directorsnotes.com/2018/01/18/duncan-cowles-taking-stock https://tv.booooooom.com/2018/01/15/taking-stock-duncan-cowles http://blog.goshort.nl/taking-stock-duncan-cowles https://www.shortoftheweek.com/news/best-month-february-2018/ https://read.kinoscope.org/2019/01/04/top-five-shorts-of-2018/?fbclid=IwAR24HvPE9bMErZQ2X_eWOxHT7eQ4BuYxJdjvaw-ivxlreX1-G-DbF9MPhM8 https://glasgowfilm.org/glasgow-short-film-festival/latest/programmeNotes/taking-stock-sis-2018 https://www.thenewcurrent.co.uk/taking-stock SPIN-OFF FILM MADE FOR TED TALKS https://vimeo.com/264943619 SPIN-OFF FILM MADE FOR ADOBE STOCK https://vimeo.com/305800857 WEBSITE http://duncancowles.com/taking-stock CONTACT help@duncancowles.com