We are seeking investors 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 and diabetes expert Matthew Lockyer has been attracting attention all over the UK cinema world, and has been optioned by Angry Man Pictures.
An initial equity financier will enable the producers to secure the lead actors. Once we have secured the actors then we can revert back to broadcasters and other financiers who have expressed an interest once we have attached the talent.
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.
For further information and a copy of the film's business plan and screenplay please email the producer Alex Tweddle
Check out the great article on the film by Beyond Type 1
We wish to thank:
The Yusuf and Farida Hamied Foundation
The Banting House National Historic Site of Canada for their support with the development of this project.