Feats of Modest Valour
Feats of Modest Valour will investigate three individuals’ challenging physical reality of living with Parkinson’s Disease. The film features the EU funded BrainMatTrain project, which is investigating novel biomaterials-based treatments for Parkinson’s Disease that could potentially halt or even cure the devastating disease. Woven together with observation and animation, the film invites us to witness the story of ground breaking research taking place at CÚRAM and the profound impact this will have on people with Parkinson’s Disease, both nationally and worldwide. Filmmakers Mia Mullarkey and Alice McDowell are combining forces to co-direct and co-produce Feats of Modest Valour. Mia Mullarkey is an award-winning documentary and music video director based in Dublin. In 2011 she set up an independent production company called Ishka Films and her work has screened at national and international festivals. Alice McDowell is an Australian documentary filmmaker currently living in Galway. With a focus on art, human rights and diversity, she has produced, directed and edited films both locally and internationally.