A new film – due to premiere in October at one of London’s iconic Leicester Square Cinemas – is inspired by the true story of two people with Parkinson’s who found love after meeting at a support group. This is the story of ‘STAGES’
“I was introduced to Russ and Charlotte through a friend, and I was horrified to discover how little I knew about the condition. I actually felt annoyed at myself.”
Film producer Sen Monro discusses the inspiration behind his film ‘STAGES’ – a love story based on the real-life events of a couple (pictured above) who met through a Parkinson’s support group.
A tale of love, betrayal and tragedy, the film documents Russ Bradford and Charlotte Allen’s separate struggles with Parkinson’s, as well as the moment Russ’ marriage breaks down and Charlotte discovers her husband is having an affair. The pair eventually come together after being introduced at a Parkinson’s support event.
“The more I learnt about them the more I realised how amazing their story is,” says Sen. “I just felt I had to bring it to the attention of the public.”