Campaign to create equality for disabled film talent through a documentary feature film.

Posted on 8 February 2018

#MakeFilmEqual is a campaign launching January 2018 using 104 films new feature documentary, The Fourteen Percent to call for greater equality for disabled talent in the film industry.

According to the Office of National Statistics “14% of people in employment aged 16-64 considered themselves disabled. However, the 2013 Creative Skillset employment census shows that only 0.3% of the total film workforce are disabled”. This is in an industry where “59 non-disabled actors have earned Oscar nominations for playing disabled characters. History suggests that an Oscar-nominated actor in a physically or emotionally afflicted role has nearly a 50 percent shot of a win” (Indiewire)

We need to raise £10,000 on our #MakeFilmEqual IndieGoGo page to launch The Fourteen Percent in Autumn 2018 and push out the #MakeFilmEqual campaign.

104 films will mount a UK cinema release with screenings at film festivals and educational facilities as well as grassroots mobilisations and calls to action around these events, the money raised from the #MakeFilmEqual crowdfunding campaign will be used to exhibit and promote The Fourteen Percent and get the message out about the lack of equality for disabled talent.

Perks for pledging to the #MakeFilmEqual campaign start from just £25 ranging from a digital copy of the film and heartfelt thank you on our website and social media pages to tickets to exclusive Q&A screenings and film-making masterclasses with award winning producers. Be part of the change – please pledge to the #MakeFilmEqual crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/makefilmequal-film-diversity/x/4709394#/

Campaign to create equality for disabled film talent through a documentary feature film.