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Mediorite Film Release: Game of Life

An original Mediorite production and commissioned by Red Bull, Game of Life is Leanne Rogers' moving sophomore documentary project, co-directed with Tallulah Self. Filmed before the Covid-19 crisis, Game of Life's uplifting message challenges us to redefine our own understanding of isolation and connection.

Tallulah Self, 21, is on a mission to give her grandfather back his wings. Garry

Bowhill-Mann, 74, is an RAF veteran and full-time carer for his wife. He lives in a

bungalow in Norfolk, England and over time has become increasingly isolated. While Garry’s life is getting lonelier and harder, he is escaping into another

unexpected life. Late at night, he finds his own personal solace in a room that only he

uses. There he transforms into a ruthless assassin, a seasoned soldier, a fearless flying

ace. All through the liberation of video games.



For the past year Garry’s passion has afforded him the rare opportunity to meet new

people …and he’s found a regular peer to play with. He’s been meeting up online

with Mike Nolan, 71, who lives on the other side of the world. Mike is also a services

veteran and happens also to live in a village. Although his one happens to be in sunny

California, not grey East Anglia. Garry and Mike have never met face-to-face. Until

now. Tallulah just wants to bring her granddad back to the person she used to know: a

vivacious bloke who was the star of the local panto. So she’s come up with a plan to

take him to California to meet his gaming mate, Mike, in an effort to lift Garry’s

spirits.


Leanne Rogers is Head of Creative Content at London-based production company Mediorite. She launched her documentary career with ‘Violet Vixen’ for Little Dot Studios, which received national press and TV coverage as well as over 1 million views on social media. This is her second documentary. Tallulah Self is an Editor at London-based TV production company, The Connected Set, working on a wide range of factual content, primarily for the BBC. She trained at the National Film and Television School and is Red Bull's youngest featured director. You can watch Game of Life on Red Bull's channel from today, 1 June 2020.


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