Otto Baxter: Not A Fucking Horror Story

A feature length documentary following 35 year old Otto through a year of change, as he makes his first film The Puppet Asylum (see elswhere on this site). It’s been driven by a moment of realisation for Otto. He’s recently experienced bereavement and family health scares that have forced him to think about mortality for the first time – his own and those closest to him. Otto has always turned to films to make sense of the world and this moment is no exception. Through the writing and directing process, Otto finds the vocabulary to process his past and imagine his uncertain future. He tackles his demons head on, but always with a riotous sense of humour. Otto’s extraordinary upbringing has meant his life has always played out on camera to some extent. This rich archive will be blended with drama and present day footage in this intimate documentary, to tell the compelling story of Otto and his family, placing it firmly in the context of the UK’s evolving attitudes to disability over his lifetime. 

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