In June 2016, MacIntyre was approached by ACCTV, which makes educational films for care home staff that work with older people, to be its expert consultant in a learning programme being made about Learning Disability.
After initial consultation and planning with the Dementia Project team, four days of filming took place in early October to show people with a learning disability being engaged in work and hobbies. Filming also took place at various MacIntyre locations as a back drop for the programme and interviewing MacIntyre staff and people we support.
The programme was aired live in February 2017, which was followed by a live studio broadcast where Rosie Joustra, a Self Advocate for the Dementia Project, expertly answered questions from viewers.
The project with ACCTV was undoubtedly a success. To celebrate the achievements of everyone involved, a premiere event was held last week in Milton Keynes, complete with a red carpet, cakes and popcorn!
We were delighted to be joined by the ACCTV team, including Sue Ascott (ACCTV Director), Samantha Govier (Associate Producer), Ian Sandall (Film Director), Tony Bennett (Sound Engineer), David Clarke (ACCTV CEO) as well as friends, families and lots of people who featured in the programme. The programme itself provided a brilliant snapshot into the lives of people with a learning disability, including two shorter films taking the audience behind the scenes of the making of the programme and of our Café in Milton Keynes.
We’d like to extend a huge thank you to ACCTV for selecting MacIntyre to be a part of the project and to everyone who attended the premiere! We had a great time with you all and look forward to working with you again in the future.
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