The language of emotion speaks louder than words in this reallife tale of devotion. Made for the Loading Docs series, the short film introduces us to Wayne, a man with communication difficulties who is aided by his minder and friend Nigel. Directors Kirsty Griffin and Viv Kernick follow Wayne as he negotiates and laments his relationship with close friend Rachel. Griffin's photography and composer Karl Steven's score lend the cinéma vérité style documentary a timeless nuance. Follow-up web series Amy Street introduces viewers to others who live in Wayne's community.
Wayne showed us the simplicity and fragility of life. We no longer identify him as a man with an intellectual disability, but just another guy trying to figure out women and his relationship with them.– Directors Kirsty Griffin and Viv Kernick