Delta 7 films
DELTA 7even: DISabled not defeated
The story of Delta 7 has been documented in two award-winning films, and is now BAFTA nominated!
Directed by Rosie Baldwin, We Rise was first shown at Picturehouse Cinemas across the UK in 2016 and won the Picturehouse members prize that year. Following on from the successes of this short, the short form documentary feature DELTA 7EVEN follows the band over a period of one year during which they overcome the unexpected, and devastating news that Tom Salway, their band supporter and friend, has taken his own life.
DELTA 7EVEN was released on VICE TV in the spring of 2020. A year later it has been nominated for the Short Form Programme Award at the BAFTA's!
The film has been screened at a number of film festivals internationally, and won both the Community and the Grand Jury Prize at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2020. Selected by a jury of film and mental health professionals, the Grand Jury Prize is the most prestigious award presented as part of the festival’s annual International Film Awards. Photographer, filmmaker and performance maker Jassy Earl, a member of the Awards jury said:
"DELTA 7EVEN was for me, an absolutely stand out film amongst this year’s nominees. It’s a film that celebrates neurodiversity, inclusion, friendship and music and becomes a film entirely different to the film it begins as. It is no straightforward navigation of grief and presents the complexities of joy and heartbreak in being human, together. It is too, an ode to the power of music as a site for community, language, expression and liberation."
Find out more about the festival and watch an interview with band members and Rosie Baldwin here.