Experiencing Interruptions?

Dark Clouds Far Away

In 2009, my Mum was diagnosed with Alzheimers. This short film is one family's experience of dementia.

The film is the brief story of Beryl, from when she was born in 1932, through to her marriage in 1954, and having me in 1967.

It charts the great memories we have of Mum, and the effects of Alzheimer's on both Beryl, and those closest to her.

  • Ian Lapworth
  • Ian Lapworth
  • Ian Lapworth
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 7, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    30 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cardiff Mini Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    June 26, 2016
    Factual Category - Final 10
  • Spotlight Documentary Film Awards
    Atlanta, Georgia
    United States
    BRONZE Award
  • Monkey Bread Tree Festival

    United Kingdom
  • Carmarthen Bay Film Festival(BAFTA Cymru Qualifying Festival)
    United Kingdom
    May 2017
  • Indie Filmmaker Showcase
    United Kingdom
    11th June 2017
Director Biography - Ian Lapworth

I've worked in the media industry, in one form or another, since 1984 - starting off as a volunteer for BBC local radio, before securing a presenter's job on hospital radio.
This was initially a beloved hobby, which led me to work full time as a presenter & producer in local commercial radio, which I did from 1998 through to being made redundant in 2010.
Currently working in the retail sector to earn a living, my passion for the media continues in the form of film-making.

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Director Statement

I've always been a creative person, so to set my thoughts, ideas and stories alive, and bring them to a wider audience, really excites me. Ideally, I'd love to change the world! (Wouldn't we all.....?)
But for now, I'm happy to bring some inspiring, emotional and captivating films to the table, now, and in the years to come.....