Experiencing Interruptions?


Whilst photographing those struggling with their mental health, renowned photographer Suzie Larke has an emotionally difficult year witnessing her father’s slow death. Will he still be alive for her exhibition and what will pull her through?

  • Ian Robert Smith
  • Ian Robert Smith
    Go Home Polish, Three Letters
  • Suzie Larke
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    12 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 17, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 GBP
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    United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Ian Robert Smith

Ian Smith is a queer filmmaker based in Cardiff, Wales. He studied film at Newport Film School, where he was influenced by renowned documentary filmmaker John Grierson, the school’s Patron.
Ian went on to become a producer and director at BBC Wales where he produced a variety of formats, films and documentaries including Wales and Hollywood, How The Co-op Started, Homelessness: On the Edge. Ian also worked on drama formats including Doctor Who, War of the Worlds, Mistresses amongst many others. He continues to work for the BBC as a freelancer on current affairs, factual and music output. He also produces films through his company Auntie Margaret. His recent films GO HOME POLISH and THREE LETTERS were selected for Best of British at IRIS PRIZE 2020 and 2021 and are currently playing out on Channel 4 in the UK.

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Director Statement

Creativity is a form of personal catharsis, it certainly was for Suzie working with those struggling with their mental wellbeing during this film. Working in this project for over a year helped me see the value of creativity in working through mental health issues myself and I really want the film is a message of hope for those facing unseen struggles themselves.