Searching for Harriet
Searching for Harriet - An Original British Drama
Understanding Alzheimer’s: A Silent Intrusion into Precious Memories
Alzheimer’s disease is a relentless and heartbreaking neurological disorder that affects millions of lives worldwide. As the most common cause of dementia, Alzheimer’s gradually erodes an individual’s cognitive functions, memory, and ability to perform everyday tasks. The early signs are often subtle, ranging from memory lapses to shifts in personality and behavior. Loved ones witness a gradual fading of cherished memories and a person’s identity as the disease progresses.
“Searching for Harriet” – A Captivating Portrait of Love and Resilience
In storytelling, the power of film lies in its ability to mirror the complexities of real life. “Searching for Harriet,” a heartfelt British drama, does just that. Written, directed, and produced by the visionary Maria Johnsen, this poignant narrative explores the profound impact of Alzheimer’s disease on individuals and their families. It serves as a mirror to the challenges faced by those grappling with the early stages of dementia.
A Glimpse into the Film: Released in 2021, Reaching Across the Globe
“Searching for Harriet,” a cinematic gem released in 2021, has left an indelible mark on audiences around the world. Distributed in 186 countries, this emotionally charged drama transcends cultural boundaries, touching hearts and sparking conversations about the universal themes of love, loss, and resilience.
Set against the backdrop of London and Edinburgh, the film follows a successful businessman who embarks on a heart-wrenching quest to rescue his wife, Harriet, from the clutches of Alzheimer’s. With an ensemble cast led by Sophie Morris Sheppard, Paul Parker, Sarah Lockett, and Jack Gates, the performances breathe life into the characters’ emotional journeys.
Miguel Melo Queiroz’s breathtaking cinematography captures the nuances of each location, while Phillip McHugh’s evocative musical composition elevates the emotional depth of the narrative. The film’s runtime of 25 minutes and 10 seconds ensures that every moment is a testament to the characters’ struggles and triumphs.
A Dedication to Those Affected:
“Searching for Harriet” is a labor of love by Golden Way Media Films, dedicated to individuals facing Alzheimer’s and their devoted families. By shedding light on the early symptoms of dementia and the challenges it presents, the film aims to foster understanding and empathy, while providing a source of comfort and strength to those navigating the tumultuous waters of this condition.
As we reflect on the impact of “Searching for Harriet” and its global reach, we invite you to join the conversation and experience the poignant beauty of this film. Let its narrative remind us of the resilience of the human spirit, the power of love, and the importance of cherishing each precious moment.
A story of a woman with early stage dementia. Although the early signs vary, common early symptoms of dementia include:
– Memory problems, particularly remembering recent events
– Increasing confusion
– Reduced concentration
– Personality or behaviour changes
– Apathy and withdrawal or depression
– Loss of ability to do everyday tasks.
Logline: When a businessman sets out to rescue his wife who is with Alzheimer, all while he must deal with her disappearance.
Writer, director and producer: Maria Johnsen
Genre: Romance / Drama
Starring: Sophie Morris Sheppard, Paul Parker, Sarah Lockett, Jack Gates
Director of Photography: Miguel Melo Queiroz
Music Composer and Vocalist: Phillip McHugh
Language: British English
Locations: London, Edinburgh
Format: Different formats for TV are available including SRT in target language
Production: Golden Way Media Films
We dedicated this film to people with dementia and their loved ones.
Searching for Harriet currently is distributing in North America and Europe.
Original song about Alzheimer:
Behind the scenes photos with Maria Johnsen the director
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