Red is "Very touching and powerful. Amazing"Universal Music Group
With Dementia and Alzheimer’s now the biggest cause of death in England and Wales, Award winning director, Min Reid, felt compelled to write a script from the caretaker’s point of view.
Inspired by American artist Derrick Boudwin’s version of ‘Red’, a Taylor Swift song, Min applied the lyrics to her interpretation of early onset Alzheimer’s and the agony of losing a loved one to this brutal disease.
Always keen to push the boundaries, Min has created an experimental short film with poignant scenes, mainly without dialogue, but set to emotive music, which in turn beautifully tells the devastating story of this deeply personal loss of a loved one.
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Red is glorious... magnificent, but oh so heartbreaking. Not to be missed. And I suspect the film will be sublimely affectingHuffington Post
Dementia and Alzheimer’s are now the biggest cause of death in England and Wales. Early onset Alzheimer’s is an unbearable roll of the dice that no one should be subjected to. It’s brutal, cruel and not only erases memories and lives, but leaves the loved ones in a void of nothingness, fragility and ultimately alone and broken.
We created a music video ‘RED’ that acts as a trailer to the short film ‘For the Love of Fred’, which is about early onset Alzheimer’s from the husband’s point of view. I really love working with things that matter in life. I’m not being pretentious, but I am at the age where you reflect and hope to be in the privileged position to do what matters… We aim to bring awareness to Dementia and the tremendous support caregivers offer, but also reflect on how devastating and lonely their path is.
'Red' is a beautiful song about the pigments of love. And when it’s combined with Reid Richards’ trailer, the effect is a heartfelt search of divine proscription against the ravages of disease and the vital importance of love in the life of every human being.Huffington Post
'Red' is Captivating... Masterpiece...Oxford Times
'Red' - Divinely DirectedAlive Inside Foundation
Nurse Louise Long
PC Roberts & Doctor Wood
John David Bell
Dialogue Recorder & Foley Artist
Make-up & Hair Artist
First Assistant Camera
Clapper Loader & Camera Assistant
FILMED ON THE BLACKMAGIC URSA MINI
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Keith & Linda Hoffman
Angelic Redording Studios
Oxford Brookes University
Black Magic Design