Best Diversity Film – Student | MIRABAN

Best Diversity Short

Film Type: Short, Student, differently-abled diversity
Runtime: 10:22
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Country of Filming: United Kingdom
Film Language: English 

A short documentary about how powerchair football supports the mental health of individuals living with Muscular Dystrophy. The film also focuses on changing people’s perceptions of disability by showing their talents and achievements.

Director’s bio – Stephanie Castelete-Tyrrell

Stephanie Castelete-Tyrrell is a director, producer, writer and editor. She has just completed her Master’s degree in Film and Television where she received a distinction. She was born with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, a muscle-wasting condition that affects her whole body. Even though her physical ability is limited, she has never let it get in the way of my career and aspirations. She has developed her own unique filming style, where she designed a camera stand to fit on to her wheelchair so she is fully in control of the camera. Independence is extremely important for her, especially with filmmaking, and she hopes that her films may inspire other disabled people to pursue their dreams and not let physical barriers stop them. 

She enjoys creating films that are educational, inspiring, and help to remove the stigma around disability and mental health. Her films act as a voice for people and are an empowering way for people to speak about their mental health and what they do to maintain a healthy well-being.