We're asking for your support to help bring this story to life, at a time when diabetes threatens more people on the planet than ever before..
We are trying to make a movie about one of the most astonishing stories in the history of medical science: the discovery of insulin. Unspeakably Wonderful tells the story of how a small-town Canadian doctor set out to find a treatment for diabetes against impossible odds. It’s a story about friendship and rivalry, despair and triumph. It’s about how discoveries are made – and the extraordinary impact such discoveries can have on peoples’ lives.
An extraordinary script from British playwright Neil Fleming www.hydrocracker.co.uk and diabetes expert Matthew Lockyer has been attracting attention all over the UK cinema world, and has been optioned by Angry Man Pictures www.angrymanpictures.com
But the project needs kick-off funding to commission our casting director and story editor; once we have these our casting director can then get letters of intent from actors which will enable us to secure production funding.
Our crowd-funding will pay for these two vital components and get the movie off the ground.
Matthew Lockyer writes:
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to make a film about the discovery of insulin. It has been in my mind’s eye most of my working life. Indeed, I have been close to diabetes since school days, when my best friend developed the condition and astonished us by brandishing syringes, eating during lessons, and getting off sports.
Neil Fleming writes:
I’ve been fascinated by this story ever since Matthew first approached me to co-write it. “The Discovery of Insulin”, you say to yourself. “That sounds kind of dry” But it’s the opposite: it’s an astonishing parable about the human spirit, a story about rivalry and love which explores how we, as people, solve problems and learn to work together. It’s also a nail-biting human drama about a race against time: to find the elixir, the secret, that will save hundreds of thousands of lives.
All contributors will receive our eternal gratitude. Please visit our crowd funding page -
We wish to thank:
The Yusuf and Farida Hamied Foundation
The Banting House National Historic Site of Canada
for their support with this project.