Total Permission brings together twelve ambitious projects from twelve extraordinary artists who pushed the boundaries beyond what many may have thought possible, to perform at the Unlimited Festival, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, a programme that celebrated the work of deaf and disabled artists.
Total Permission is a ground-breaking thirty minute documentary for the The Space – a new digital Arts Channel from the BBC and UK Arts Council.
Artists: Sue Austin • Bobby Baker • Caroline Bowditch • Laurence Clark • Jez Colborne • Claire Cunningham • Rachel Gadsden • Graeae & Jenny Sealey • Simon McKeown • Ramesh Meyyappan • Janice Parker • Mish Weaver.
The film follows conductor, Charles Hazlewood, founder of the British Paraorchestra, encountering the twelve artists as they take risks to create their astonishing work. The documentary was the culmination of twenty four × ninety second viral films published as PUSH ME for The Space.
Directed by John Durrant • Edited by Glenn Rainton • Original Music by Timo Baker, Subvertical • Curated by Jo Verrent & Sarah Pickthall.
A BDH Films and Watershed Production for BBC, Arts Council England & Creative Scotland.
Royal Television Society WoE Award 2013 – Best Documentary - WINNER
Media Innovation Awards 2013 – Best Film - WINNER