I Am Breathing is the hard-hitting story of Neil Platt – a thirty-three-year-old man who contracted Motor Neurone Disease. Paralyzed from the neck down with only months to live, he tells his story to help raise awareness around his devastating disease and dedicates the film to his one-year-old son Oscar. Collaborating with filmmakers Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon on I Am Breathing, he used his remaining months to communicate about his illness and life’s questions. He also wrote a blog and committed himself to playing a part in making MND history by inspiring a community of people to join the fight.
Quotes from recent reviews
“touching, humbling and inspirational” «««« EMPIRE****
'Genuinely powerful film-making....an intimate portrait of heartbreaking courage' *Trevor Johnston, Sight & Sound*****
“Intimate documentary examining a normal-but-remarkable man and wife’s handling of his fatal disease ranks among the year’s most moving films.” *The Hollywood Reporter*
*Filmuforia *««««**** “Small, heart-splintering moments, like Neil watching his son play outside from his wheelchair indoors, have enough power to leave you breathless.”****
*Total Film *«««* *“quietly affecting documentary about a Motor Neurone Disease sufferer’s last few months”**
*“A Doc to Watch in 2013” **Indiewire*