Ruby’s Choice – A Movie About Dementia Filmed in Australia
A teen girl who’s forced to share her bedroom with her grandmother, who has dementia, goes from hating her to loving her as she learns more about some family secrets.
Jane Seymour, perhaps best known for her work as Dr Michaela Quinn in the CBS family drama Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993-1998), was recently in Australia filming Ruby’s Choice.
The film tells the story of a family struggling to cope with the effects of dementia on a family. With this important theme as a backdrop, it is not difficult to see why it is already gaining interest.
“It shows you how it impacts an average family,” Seymour said, “and how it impacts them actually for the better, ultimately.”
Seymour described the film as one “that matters”, and revealed a personal connection to the theme, having two close relatives suffer from the disease. With 50% of the proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s project, it is clear how the cast and crew feel about it, too.
Fighting to keep this film going included learning to navigate the current Coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Originally set to film in Brisbane, the cast and crew had to relocate to Sydney, with Seymour toughing-out the hotel quarantine we have all heard so much about.
Ruby’s Choice is set to be released in 2021.
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