|Directed by||Yewweng Ho|
|Produced by||Gordon Lewis|
|Screenplay by||Malcolm Duffy|
|Starring||Jayne Lunn |
|Music by||Roy Todd|
|Edited by||Struan Clay|
|Produced by||Lewis and Ho Productions |
|Running time||19 minutes|
Mical is a 2020 British biographical drama short film directed by Yewweng Ho. The screenplay, written by Malcolm Duffy is based on the true story of Pat and Mike Jones.
The film stars Jayne Lunn, William Biletsky and Dale Grant, and tells the story of a seven year old boy who struggles to make sense of words on the page. But when Mike is diagnosed with dyslexia and the teachers continue to fail him, his mother takes matters into her own hands to help her son fulfil his true potential.
Set in 1977 Bristol, a 7-year-old intelligent boy who is severely dyslexic, bullied, taunted, and abused at school for failing to learn how to read.
A mother who moves mountains to learn how to help her son who with determination seeks out knowledge and teachers to teach her about dyslexia. She had the bravery to bring him home and teach him herself. She learned how to teach Orton-Gillingham and developed it into games. She taught the boy who couldn't spell his own name at 9 to read, write, and spell exceptionally well.
It's the story of a lioness mother who wouldn't give up on her son, and a boy determined to succeed- and help prevent other children from having to go through what he did.
- Jayne Lunn as Pat Jones
- William Biletsky as Mike Jones
- Dale Grant as Peter Jones
In 2019, the creators of the award-winning film Secret Child, Gordon Lewis and Yewweng Ho was approached by executive producers Mike Jones and Tiffany James to shoot a new dyslexia film which aims to raise awareness for dyslexia and create a change in the education system for children struggling with dyslexia.
Malcolm Duffy, who was the creative director of Comic Relief was appointed to write the screenplay of the film. Cinematographer Darius Shu was chosen to be on board after the success of Secret Child and also served as the associate producer on the film.