You’ve got to be Ballsy: Stories from the Front Line of Cerebral Palsy is a film that investigates the experiences of young people with cerebral palsy living in 2018.
The film was produced by Birds of Paradise (BOP), the only professional, disability-led theatre company in Scotland.
Presented by Jack Hunter, a young comedian with cerebral palsy, the film follows Jack as he speaks with a number of young people about the positive and negative ways that cerebral palsy has impacted on their lives.
BOP knows from its own research (Barriers) and from conversations with Cerebral Palsy Scotland that young disabled people and young people with cerebral palsy do not experience equality of access to the arts as audiences, participants or developing artists. Neither do they have the opportunity to have time and space to explore issues of identity and perceptions around cerebral palsy outside service specific environments. This film helps detail some of the ways this actually manifests for people.