Stuart and Dumplings – A Lockdown Film

Room 5064 and Bamalam Productions are proud to announce a short lockdown film starring Louise Jameson, Mina Anwar and Sam Barnard in aid of the Down’s Syndrome Association.

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Room 5064 and Bamalam Productions are proud to announce that their short film, Stuart and Dumplings, is going into production and will be released online in June 2020. Set during the current Covid-19 crisis, the film tells the story of Stuart, a young man with Down’s Syndrome who’s receiving a cooking lesson via Zoom from his grandmother, with his social worker/care manager, Khadija, also in on the call.

The ensuring conversation is both funny and moving, as it lays bare the stresses and strains of life in lockdown. Written as a direct response to the current crisis, the film is designed to be shot using only laptop webcams, with all cast and crew continuing to isolate throughout.

Written by Ian Winterton, with input from actor Sam Barnard, who plays Stuart, the film is being made to raise awareness and funds for the Down’s Syndrome Association. It also stars Louise Jameson (Doctor Who, Eastenders) as Grandma, and Mina Anwar (The Thin Blue Line, The Sarah Jane Adventures) as Khadija. The film is directed by Gemma North, produced by Lauren Sturgess and James Steventon of Bamalam and, for Room 5064, Ian Winterton. Executive Producer is Gareth Kavanagh, Creative Director of Room 5064 Productions.

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