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Painting Myself Brave

The Way Through Project


The story of Alison Chandler

Winner of the Best Short Film (Documentary) at the LA One Reeler festival; winner of a Silver medal, (Best Charity film) at the UK EVCOM awards & short listed for Best Documentary EVCOM awards. Made on a shoestring budget with Scottish DoP Dave Liddell and edited by Keith Wright.

Produced and directed by Tim Langford.

The story of Alison Chandler who “painted herself brave” through her fight with cancer; “I’ve painted all my life but I have never had a purpose until now” says Alison. Painting Myself Brave is a short, elegiac-like film that gives expression to Alison Chandler’s experience of a life threatening illness and how she found salvation through her painting which became the visual story of her cancer. Her courage and words are inspiring.

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