Short Synopsis: In a quiet Northern town, a young filmmaker and a 77 year old fashionista embark on a colourful journey of self discovery.
Themes: Mental health, Identity, LGBTQ+, Fashion, Recovery
Finding 'Appiness funding teaser
More about the film: The story follows Allan, a 77-year-old quirky fashionista, who lives in a 1 bed flat in Bolton. He’s funny and charming but has lived a very conflicted life. After being sexually abused as a young boy he buried himself in drugs and alcohol.
Now at 77, braver and more colourful than ever he spends his life helping others with mental health problems and inspiring those he meets to start their own journey of self-discovery.
Natasha, the Director, is deeply moved by Allan’s story, so much so that the process of shooting the documentary has helped Natasha accept her sexuality. We believe this adds a unique layer to the film and we’re looking for someone who can work with us to help bring these two stories together.
Allan is a familiar character in Bolton and has a huge fan base around the world including Vivienne Westwood’s son, Ben. The film has been shot over a number of years and is awaiting the right Editor. We have a lot of ambitious plans for the film and we’re looking for an Editor who wants to be part of this successful journey.