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The Ramp

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© Andrea Luka Zimmerman

Synopsis

Won 1st prize at 'Reelhealthstories', a competition judged by Ken Loach and David Morrissey (July 4th, 2010).

The Ramp shows Jeff's struggle to get a ramp fitted at the entrance to his council flat, so he can leave his home with the help of a wheelchair. The money all in place, the ramp delayed for a year due to bureaucratic stumbling blocks about permissions not granted to extend a ramp into a parking space of the estate where Jeff's flat is located.

A once independent and vivacious man is reduced to confinement in his home for over 6 months while the authorities argue about his status, until he dies. Made as a 5 minute short for 'reelhealthstories', to be shown to medical students about the actual impact of their recommendations, and the human cost of agencies working cross side each other.

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
5 mins
Format
HDV
Director
Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Producer
Lasse Johansson
Co-Producer
Lasse Johansson
Editor
Andrea Zimmerman
Director of Photography
Andrea Zimmerman
Music
Jack Maynard
Principal Cast
Jeff Munro