Award-winning drama GIVE THEM WINGS is set to launch its UK release with two gala screening events this July in partnership with Meningitis Now, ahead of its Digital HD release on 1 August.
“Powerful, impactful and touching” Film and TV Now
“Incredible…Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, eat your hearts out” Nigel Daly
GIVE THEM WINGS, directed by Sean Cronin (JAMES BOND: THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION), and starring Daniel Watson, Toyah Willcox and Bill Fellows, is based on the true story of severely disabled writer and football fan Paul Hodgson. Paul was diagnosed with childhood meningitis aged just 10 months old; his parents were told he would never move or speak. Paul is now 55 years old and has gone on to become an award-winning film producer and screenwriter. This film charts Paul’s incredible journey of survival, acceptance and success against the odds.
Darlington Premiere + intro by BBC Radio Tees presenter Paul Gough — Saturday 16 July — BOOK NOW
Cast and crew in attendance including Paul Hodgson, Bill Fellows, Debra Stephenson and Jacob Anderton.
London West End Premiere + intro by director Sean Cronin — Thursday 28 July — BOOK NOW
Cast and crew in attendance including Sean Cronin, Daniel Watson, Jacob Anderton and Tracey Wilkinson.
With these screening events we are hoping to raise money and awareness towards leading charity Meningitis Now. An optional donation can be made whilst purchasing tickets.
A bit about them:
Meningitis Now is the founder of the meningitis movement and the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK.
With over 35 years’ experience we are working towards a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.
Meningitis Now is fighting to defeat meningitis in the UK within a generation.
GIVE THEM WINGS will be available to buy/rent on Digital HD from Monday 1 August.