CARS client Scotty Hanson is no different from you and me. Well, maybe just a little…
His moving video, written and produced by Scotty and Ming Dao Ting, won first prize in the Open Entrant – Documentary category of the 2016 Focus on Ability short film festival.
We asked Scotty a few questions about making the inspiring video. Here are his comments.
How did the idea for the film come about?
I met Ming, the producer of the documentary, at my sister’s church. Following this, Ming expressed an interest in getting to know me better with a view to inviting me to be the subject of a documentary he was planning. He was already producing another short documentary for the Focus on Ability Film Festival.
How long did it all take?
It took three or four weeks to script, film and edit the production, ready for entry.
What’s your favourite part?
The party with my family was probably the best part. We always have fun when we all get together.
What are you most proud of?
Proud is probably not the best word, but I’m pleased that I’ve had the opportunity to show that people with disabilities can be productive and valuable members of their community.
Anything else you want to mention?
It was a good activity to be involved in during the Winter months, when I’m pretty much confined to the house.
We hope you enjoy Scotty’s video as much as we did. And if you have a close look at the artwork at 2.22, you’ll see Scotty’s ‘Pigcasso’ piece which, we think you’ll agree, is pretty spectacular!