A short film will shine a light on the experience of people living with dementia and Alzheimer's.
Director Lucy O'Donnell worked with theatre stalwart David Letch to create the project entitled Threads. The film is part of her final project at the Victorian College of the Arts.
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Lucy has a personal connection with the illness.
She said the purpose of the work was to was to "allow the audience to have an understanding of what a person may go through."
"I believe that dementia and Alzheimer's aren't talked about as much in film."
Lucy would like to rectify this.
Mr Letch played the main role of Henry who struggles with dementia. The actor and director has been a mentor of Lucy's for 13 years. Lucy said Mr Letch played the role with a great amount of sensitivity and focus.
Lucy thanked the whole crew for their hard-work and dedication and mentioned her cinematographer Cam Matheson, and actress Sally McLean.
The team is now in the post-production phase of the project. One version will be edited for school and another longer version will be entered in film festivals around the world.
Lucy was born in Bowral. When she four years old her family moved to Italy. She has lived all around the world and now studies in Melbourne.
Lucy has always had an interest in film, even when she was a child. She said she grew from being in front of the camera to being behind it.
The director said she loved everything about film making especially the ability to influence people on a subliminal level.
The best part for Lucy is seeing the completed project.
"Your vision becomes reality, there is no feeling quite like it," she said.
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