BBC One, 2017

GRANDDAD, DEMENTIA & ME

In 2014, 79-year-old Tom Sivyer was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia. Shortly afterwards, his grandson Dominic began filming on this moving, intimate and warm documentary that follows Tom and his family as their lives are turned upside down.

Shot over two years, Granddad, Dementia and Me is told through Dominic’s eyes as he struggles to look after his granddad Tom and his grandparents’ relationship begins to suffer under the onset of Tom’s disease.

Despite the difficulty of the situation, this is a film wrapped up in love and warmth. And just when it looks like the seemingly downward spiral of Tom’s illness will tear them apart, the family ultimately find a peaceful and happy solution in an unexpected situation.

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016
Official Selection

FILMED / PRODUCED / DIRECTED BY

Dominic Sivyer

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Morgan Matthews

FILM EDITOR

James Gold

COMPOSER

Sam Hooper

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Patricia Burns

LIGHTING/CAMERA

Brendan Easton
Richard Rankin