This new film from Pixel Revolution is a moving and powerful short drama soon to be released. It tells the true-life story of Brummie legend – blind marathon runner, Dave Heeley.
I am delighted to be in the cast of this inspiring film, in the role of Mrs Heeley. I play Dave’s mum when he is a boy and makes the painful discovery that he is going blind. Despite his difficulties, Dave then goes on to complete one of the toughest marathons in the world, the Sevens – running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. A remarkable achievement.
Actor and producer Nigel Davey spent tireless months funding for this film, which has already attracted a lot of attention in the Midlands. It was therefore exciting to be invited to the premiere at Birmingham REP on 1st February, 2019. The auditorium was packed and it was a great chance to meet other cast members, and the inspirational Dave Heeley himself.
Here we are, hugging the media wall. It was fun to see actors Carl Wharton, and Oliver Phelps (from the Harry Potter films) again…as well as the award-winning directors of the film, Ian & Dominic Higgins.
Watch the trailer above and you’ll get a flavour of the story. You will also see me in a number of the early scenes, in some rather fetching dresses from the 1970’s!