There is no happy love - Il n'ya pas d'amour heureux

An original art film based on a French poem written by Louis Aragon. The film features an original ballet choreographed by Steinvor Palsson and spoken word poetry performances. The film which was shot at Dance Base, Edinburgh and various locations around Sheffield was inspired by the life and spirit of Dora Rachel Franks Daniel, who passed on from this life on 8th February 2015, just before her 28th birthday. Dora worked as Community Liaison for the University of Sheffield Students Union Volunteering Programme; she was well known across the city and had a positive impact in many ways. Dora was open about her own struggles with mental health; her bravery around this was inspiring and it translated into care for others.

  • Rad Miller
    Youth Media Productions
  • Patricia Daniel
  • Debbie Watson
    Key Cast
  • Helena Palsson
    Key Cast
  • Lewis Normand
    Key Cast
  • Tom Daniel
    Key Cast
  • Devon M Francis
    Key Cast
  • Kiran Mahli-Bearn
    Key Cast
  • Luke Featherstone
    Key Cast
  • Owen Dickman
    Key Cast
  • Patricia Daniel
    Key Cast
  • Rebecca Shorley
    Key Cast
  • Sarah Shorley
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    4,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    1080p HD Video
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Off the Shelf 2016 Festival of Words
    United Kingdom
    October 15, 2016
Director Biography - Rad Miller

Rad Miller is an experienced Leeds based freelance Director of shorts, documentaries, arts films and promotional videos. He is founder of award winning Youth Media production company Pocket Projects which has since 2006 created compelling youth film commissions and training programmes for a diverse range of industry clients including CH4, Media Trust, NHS, LEAP amongst others.

He is an accomplished self shooting PD but is just as comfortable leading a crew of 15+.

With a flair for telling highly imaginative stories he writes and directs original films that focus mainly on the complexities of what it is to be young.

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Director Statement

I am a passionate filmmaker that believes in the power of film for giving young people a voice. I have dedicated my life to working on creative endeavours with organisations like The Spirit of The Rainbow Heron and individuals to instigate social change and to inspire people to make a difference. Mental illness is a difficult subject to approach in any medium and it can't be ignored that it touches all of our lives.

I hope that this film, its performances and underlying message stir up profound feelings in the audience. What those feelings are is up to each individual.

It doesn't matter to me what they feel . . just as long as they feel something.