15 June 2017

Project produced by Former WFTV mentee wins two Awards at Doc/Fest

The Unrest Team: producer and former WFTV mentee Lindsey Dryden (left) and director Jennifer Brea.

Unrest, a project produced by former WFTV mentee Lindsey Dryden (above left) has picked up two awards at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

The film won the Illuminate Award, which is supported by the Wellcome Trust and celebrates vibrant and innovative filmmaking inspired by scientific understanding. And the accompanying VR project for the film has won the Alternate Realities VR Award at the festival, which is awarded to the best virtual reality project.

Unrest participated in BRITDOC’s Good Pitch, and won the Special Jury Award for Editing at the Sundance Film Festival 2017 and the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature at Nashville Film Festival 2017.

More about Unrest

Unrest film is a co-production between Shella Films and Lindsey Dryden’s UK production company Little By Little Films. It is directed by Jennifer Brea and produced by Jennifer Brea, Lindsey Dryden, Patricia E. Gillespie and Alysa Nahmias. Director Jennifer was a journalist and academic studying for a PhD at Harvard when, months before her wedding, she became progressively ill, losing the ability to even sit in a wheelchair. When told by doctors it was “all in her head,” her response was to start filming from her bed, gradually collaborating with film crews in the UK and around the globe to shed light on the world inhabited by millions of patients that medicine forgot. Visit the project’s website here.