Worlds Apart is a feature-length documentary by Tim Robinson (Director/Producer) and Matthew Nelson (Producer)
This documentary follows the lives of two children living with disability; one is an Australian and the other lives in a remote village in Thailand. Their stories reveal the unique and similar faced by each family in two very different settings.
“I have to fight for Joshy to get the medical attention and assistance he needs – the facilities are here. Overseas – there are no facilities.” – [Josh’s Mum, Toni Mitchell]
Joshua is nine. He has many disabilities, which affect his everyday life. He has a degenerating illness in his lungs and will eventually require a lung transplant to survive. Toni is Josh’s Mum and full time carer. Last year she was awarded with an Australian Citizen of the year award for her advocacy of disability care and awareness.
After completing his first feature length documentary in 2008, Matt has enjoyed travelling around the world to international film festivals where his debut has received many awards and accolades. The heart wrenching film, Ubuntu, was shot throughout southern and central Africa and is about the plight of street children. Matt currently produces documentaries for various aid organisations and corporate clients.
Russell Powell is a journalist who has worked in the Australian media for 30 years. Most recently he was the senior Presenter at theABC’s NewsRadio network.He was the first host to appear on that station when it opened in 1994.
Many Australians will be familiar with Russell’s voice through his news reporting of major stories including 9/11, the Gulf War and award-winning coverage of the Newcastle Earthquake.