Future Dreams: Through Amy's Eyes (2019)
Director: Sophie Robinson
The second film for the breast cancer charity Future Dreams this time looking to the future through the eyes of Danielle’s daughter Amy. In this film, she explores Future Dreams House, a centre where women, men and their families will be able to receive free, personalised support to address the emotional and physical side-effects of a breast cancer diagnosis. Future Dreams was started by Amy’s grandmother Sylvie Henry and mother Danielle Leslie. By a cruel twist of fate, they were both diagnosed with breast cancer and tragically both lost their lives to the disease within a year of each other in 2009. Their dream was to make sure that nobody should ever have to face this illness on their own.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Director of so&so pictures Sophie Robinson has a strong reputation for telling impactful and powerful stories through the emotive characters that are at the core of her films. She specialises in working collaboratively with her subjects to create outstanding documentaries which provide a platform for a wide variety of previously unheard voices.
Her latest feature documentary, a Netflix Original ‘My Beautiful Broken Brain’ was executive produced by David Lynch and nominated for an Emmy as well as winning other documentary awards including the IDFA DOCU Award, The Ahftaz Festival Documentary Award, TRT and received a special mention from the Alliance of Women Film Journalists for best female director. Sophie is also behind award-winning films such as BBC2’s ‘Me, My Mouth and I’, the highly acclaimed ’Nicola Roberts and The Truth about Tanning’, ‘Your Life In Their Hands’, ‘Edge of Life’, 'What's Killing Our Bees?' and ‘Do You See What I See?’ as well as a variety of programmes for the BBC’s flagship science strand, Horizon.
Sophie has extensive experience of working with on-screen talent, be it through working with brands (Gucci, Skype, Balmain, Victoria Beckham, The Women’s Prize For Fiction) or from making music documentaries as varied as ‘Mumford & Sons: We Wrote This Yesterday’ to the anarchist punk story of Chumbawamba in ‘I Get Knocked Down’.