Vanessa / by Hamish Nichols

The title of my latest short film script, about a special way a woman who has a successful career copes emotionally with looking after her mother, who has a rapidly advancing Alzheimer's disease..

Not as harrowing as it sounds, though it doesn't pull its punches, literally! The challenge in getting this script right is in not making it overwhelming for the spectator in the ten minutes it will take to tell the tale. One of the things I like about this is that all three main roles (Vanessa, her mother and her mother's nurse) are woman over 25.... not always the case! (Yeah, I know, it's never gonna make money)