Film phase: Production
Even When I Fall is the story of three remarkable young Nepali women, all survivors of human trafficking into corrupt big top circuses across India. Facing forgotten families and uncertain futures, the story begins in the often-overlooked aftermath of a childhood spent in captivity and forced labor. But these tough young women were inadvertently left with a secret weapon by their captors – their breathtaking skills as circus artists.
ABOUT THE DIRECTORS
Even When I Fall is co-directed by Sky Neal and Kate McLarnon
With a background in anthropology and performing arts, Sky Neal has directed a range of films from short and long form documentaries to video art for live performance. She is also an experienced video ethnographer. The founder of London based Satya Films, Sky has worked with a diverse range of clients and creative partners to produce content for broadcast, public and private sector organisations, museums, educational institutions, theatre and dance companies. She has a history in human rights documentaries and is currently co- directing the feature film Even When I Fall. Sky loves personal stories told in rich, compelling and creatively bold ways.
Kate McLarnon has worked since 2006 as an ethnographer and documentary filmmaker and holds a masters with distinction in Visual Anthropology. Kate’s work has been shortlisted for BBC World Young Film-Maker of the Year Award, an IMTV Music Video Award, a Chime Communications Cymbal Award and she has had short films shown in galleries and festivals worldwide. She collaborates with anthropologists, journalists, artists, and charities, using film in innovative ways to express, investigate and create. With Postcode Films, Kate has worked with leading arts and research organisations in the UK, and with Satya Films she is developing her first feature.