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Feature film based on the true story of Tom and Nicola Ray, directed by Bill Clark


From the producer of My Left Foot and Desert Dancer – a moving and inspirational true story Married to the woman he loves, father to a beautiful little girl and with another baby on the way, 35 year old Tom Ray has it all. But hidden deep in his blood is a rare and terrible disease, waiting to strike and destroy not just his face and limbs, but everything in life he holds dear. So begins the incredible true story of one ordinary family as it finds extraordinary strength, against impossible odds, through the power of love.

Tom Riley's role

Tom Ray

Between its potent leads, measured direction and harrowing true-life origins, Bill Clark’s heart-rending indie drama wreaks havoc on the emotions with care and control. Tom Riley and Downton’s Joanne Froggatt give it their all as Tom and Nicola Ray. Total Film

filming locations / dates

Principal photography from 20th November - 18th December 2015

release dates and screenings

Edinburgh International Film Festival premiere June 16th 2016, and screening June 18th
Busan International Film Festival October 2016
UK cinema release October 28th 2016 - BBFC rating 15
Taiwan cinema release May 5th 2017
UK DVD release April 24th 2017


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Portfolio Category: Film