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Inclusivity Films

I started Inclusivity Films in order to tell stories that raise awareness to social issues, stories that advocate for others, and stories that represent the disabled, neurodivergent & d/Deaf communities both on and off the screen. 

As a neurodivergent filmmaker myself, it's important to me that sets are accessible, and cater for individual needs, and that working hours are shorter.

We are committed to 50% of our cast and crew identifying as d/Deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent.

We send Access Riders out to everyone, on each production, regardless of how they identify.

We want disability truly represented on, and off, screen but also to have disabled actors in roles where disability isn't part of the plot. 

We want our sets to be fully accessible and work with collaborators to ensure this.

We want barriers to work removed.

We want equity.

We want inclusion.

Sarah Leigh

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Sarah Leigh is the founder of Inclusivity Films. Sarah is a neurodivergent/disabled, working-class British filmmaker (writer-director) & advocate based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

A passionate advocate for inclusion and authenticity in film, Sarah founded Inclusivity Films, a company that showcases d/Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent talent on and off the screen. She was supported in 2022 by Creative UK/BFI, and was a Women in Film & Television UK mentee for 2023. She also co-founded Inclusive Talent, an agency that forefronts disabled and neurodivergent actors.

Sarah adapted and directed the award-winning screenplay of short film Typical?, Official Selection at festivals such as the the Oscar-qualifying Cleveland International Film Festival. Typical? is nominated for 2 x RTS-East awards including Scripted Single or Series and Craft: Directing. She also wrote & directed the adapted screenplay One For The Road based upon a Stephen King short story. Sarah's screenplay, One Day, was an Official Selection in the Screenplay category of the BAFTA/Oscar-qualifying festival Flickers' Rhode Island Film Festival in 2022.

Sarah is a mother to two boys, one of whom is disabled, and her advocacy work includes developing Healthcare Passports with the NHS, for children with complex needs and disabilities, and campaigning/securing Changing Places toilets. She speaks out about access and equity in the screen industries but also within healthcare and every day life.

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