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C4 takes Primal Media learning disability docuseries

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a new two-part docuseries on young people with learning disabilities from Primal Media. Home Free (w/t; 2 x 60 minutes) is an observational doc following ...
July 11, 2019

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a new two-part docuseries on young people with learning disabilities from Primal Media.

Home Free (w/t; 2 x 60 minutes) is an observational doc following a group of young people with learning disabilities leaving home for the first time, into supported-living apartments.

Director Trevor Docksey is producing alongside Annabelle Draper, with Primal’s head of factual Vicky Hamburger (pictured) executive producing. Clio Simmington is assistant producer.

“We feel incredibly lucky that we have been able to follow these young people as they begin their exciting new lives,” said C4 commissioning editor Emily Jones in a statement. “This series is a moving account of the challenges faced by those for whom independence is no guarantee. But it is also a joyful reminder of how brilliant and fun life can be when you are young, among friends, and starting out on your own.”

“This has been a huge passion project of mine for a long time and I’m so proud of the films we have produced,” added Hamburger. “Home Free is an extraordinary celebration of life and I hope we can learn so much from the fantastic housemates featured in these films.”

(Photo courtesy of Primal Media)

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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