March 21, World Down Syndrome Day, is a fitting finale to My Feral Heart’s breakout big-screen success story. Director, and Signals collaborator, Jane Gull tells us about the journey so far.

Due to public demand, over 100 screenings will have taken place before My Feral Heart leaves our cinemas. This swell of support that prompted OurScreen, the cinema-on-demand website through which all screenings were crowd sourced, to dub it “a runaway train”. The film won hearts and minds from Cornwall to The Shetlands as it smashed all previous OurScreen records to become the ‘people powered cinema’ site’s top performing film of all-time.

The film explores many of the contemporary issues faced by people with Down Syndrome, and concludes on a note that rightly insists it’s the task of the audience to decide whether these issues worsen or alleviate in the future, making the BIFA-nominated drama the perfect filmic accompaniment to World Down Syndrome Day, which was founded to advocate for the awareness, rights, inclusion, and wellbeing of people with the syndrome.
In partnership with OurScreen, the cinema-on-demand website: Vue, Picturehouses, and ODEON are amongst the venues making screenings available nationwide. As with all OurScreen events the screenings will only go ahead if sufficient presales of tickets are met. I’m delighted to say that 35 screenings have been confirmed for March 21. Book online today:

What is OurScreen?

OurScreen enables film fans to take control of their local cinema. In three easy steps (pick a film – decide where and when – share your screening). OurScreen is available in over 65 cinemas across the country and has access to over 10,000 titles. If enough people book tickets the screening happens. Mark Kermode explains how it all works here;


Our small British Indie film with a mighty heart is my directorial feature debut. Written by Duncan Paveling, Produced by James Rumsey with music by Barrington Pheloung (Morse, Endeavour, Hilary & Jackie). It stars Steven Brandon, an actor with Down syndrome in a NFA & BIFA nominated debut as ‘Luke’.

We have a screening at the Odeon in Colchester on March 21 and Steven Brandon will be doing a Q&A, tickets are available here.

For more information about the film please visit

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