A sudden bereavement throws Luke, a fiercely independent young man with Down syndrome, into a daunting new environment where he finds unexpected support from his feisty, streetwise carer and a local heir dealing with his own demons. As friendships bloom and long-buried secrets are revealed, Luke verges dangerously close to disaster. My Feral Heart is a beautifully realised, understated character study bolstered by strong performances, distinctive cinematography and a deeply evocative score.
My Feral Heart is the multi-award winning, BIFA nominated, NFA and IARA winning debut from Jane Gull and produced by Rum Jam Films. It's been dubbed 'the small British indie with a mighty heart that everyone is talking about' after it garnered terrific critical notices and became a cinema-on-demand sensation.
It stars Steven Brandon, an actor with Down syndrome, and is one of only a few films to cast an actor with a disability in a lead role. Steven's impressive debut as Luke has already won him 3 Best Actor awards including at the National Film Awards UK 2017, 2 BIFA nominations, and universal praise from film critics. Try the trailer at the link above.