Stuart and Dumplings

Set during the current Covid-19 crisis, and filmed under lockdown using Zoom video conferencing software, the film tells the story of Stuart, a young man with Down’s Syndrome who’s receiving an online cooking lesson from his grandmother, with his social worker/care manager, Khadija, also in on the call.

The ensuing 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. 

Made to raise awareness and funds for the Down’s Syndrome Association. All donations will go to the Down’s Syndrome Association: Please give generously.


Sam Barnard as Stuart
Mina Anwar as Khadija
Louise Jameson as Grandma


Written by Ian Winterton
Video Editing by Samuel Edward-Taylor
Audio Editing by James Steventon
Assistant Director – Lauren Sturgess
Music by Beccy Owen
Producers – James Steventon, Lauren Sturgess, Matt Charlton and Ian Winterton
Director – Gemma North
Executive Producer – Gareth Kavanagh

A Room 5064 and Bamalam Co-Production.

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