A FILM showing the remarkable true story of two people, seemingly at polar opposites, can be seen at Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall near Lyme Regis.

Brave, honest and humorous, Kinetics was originally written as a stage play but, following national demand for it to tour and a subsequent fundraising campaign, was turned into a film, which is now set to screen just once with Artsreach in Dorset at Wootton Fitzpaine on February 15.

Written by Dorset based actor and writer Sue Wylie and based on her own experiences of being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, Kinetics charts the remarkable true story of two people, seemingly at polar opposites. Rose is trying to come to terms with her own diagnosis, when an unlikely friendship springs up as parkour runner Lukas comes tumbling into her life.

Sue Wylie has performed in many national theatre and TV productions, but this inspiring project marked a new phase in her career. Sue said: "Shortly after my 50th birthday, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's. After the initial shock I knew I wanted to write about it. "As a professional actress I know how communication through a script is a powerful tool.

"I was teaching drama at a college at the time and discovered a 16-year-old student in my tutor group was free running on the school roof! The exhilaration was his release and I was intrigued by the risks he took in his addiction to this extreme sport, known as Parkour. How interesting to contrast that with a middle-aged woman whose world of movement is slowly becoming eroded. What if their paths should accidentally cross and an unlikely friendship form? I knew there was a play script in there and thus Kinetics was born."

Having been on two critically acclaimed theatrical tours, including two sell-out performances with Artsreach, it was apparent that the story of Kinetics had the power to provide catharsis and insight to those affected by Parkinson’s and the wider general public.

With demands to have the play staged coming from locations right across the country, along with Sue’s internal desire to share the story as widely as possible, it became apparent that Kinetics should be turned into a film. Following an incredibly successful fundraising campaign, more than £30,000 was raised and Kinetics the film was premiered in the spring of 2018, and returns this spring for one special screening with Artsreach.

*Kinetics, Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall, Friday, February 15 at 7pm. Call 01297 560948 for tickets. After the screening, writer Sue Wylie will offer a Q&A session for the audience. See artsreach.co.uk for more information.