“14 in February”
A hard-of-hearing student’s reality begins to unravel the more she spends with her teacher.
This story, these characters and this world are immensely important to me. I have been researching and writing drafts of '14 in February' since I was 17. With Screen NSW's support through the Screenability Film Fund for filmmakers with a disability, I finally brought to life the story of Arabella, a young girl who is intensely vulnerable to the screen. Our guiding philosophy in making the film was that repeated trauma causes children's brains to dissociate, leaving whole gaps of time unaccounted for. We navigated the time gaps together as a team, for whom I am incredibly proud and grateful.