Queer Lives in Isolation: The Space Around You
In an intimate portrait from wake till sleep, we witness a day in the life of Sarah Ward and Bec Matthews, as they adapt to a newfound existence amid an arts industry in turmoil.
Sarah Ward and Bec Matthews are a multi-award-winning queer creative couple who collaborate, perform, and live together.
A snapshot of their excessively busy pre-pandemic lifestyle contrasts the following scenes, where we witness a day in the life of their adaptation to a newfound existence amid an arts industry in turmoil.
In an intimate portrait from wake till sleep, we see how they have transitioned from adult theatre performers to performing online for children and families.
Their working and romantic relationship blends and merges, when weekends, mealtimes, and bedtimes become the place for brainstorming sessions.
Surviving cancer and living with chronic anxiety and a borderline personality disorder, Sarah is creating a show where she plays herself for the first time, as she realises she doesn’t really know who that is.
Sarah and Bec’s mental health has been up and down throughout the pandemic, though their love and support for each other have seen them through the lockdowns with as much grace as possible...
Apart from that one time when they left cat vomit on the floor for a whole week.
Director, Producer, Cinematographer & Editor: Rainer Kelly
Sound Design & Mix: Ramsay De Marco
Colourist: Daniel Stonehouse
Original Music Composed by: Nic Ryan-Glenie
Music Performed by: Nic Ryan-Glenie & Sara Glenie
Title Design: Julia Pattenden
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