Amber has Down's syndrome and is about to start school together with her twin sister, Olivia. Although at first her experience is positive, she soon starts to struggle and asks to stay at home. Olivia is keen to keep her twin sister in the same class and so begins the struggle of keeping the girls together at school.
The film follows the challenges for both girls through 4 years of school and charts the changes in their relationship, uniquely from their own perspectives.
Director / Producer - Ian Davies
Ian is Amber and Olivia's dad.
He has worked on a few other films through his company Initialize Films, but has never enjoyed working on a film as much as this one.
Producer / Editor - Rob Alexander
Rob has produced / directed several documentaries such as the acclaimed Gary Numan: Android in La La Land.
Amber calls him "Dude".
"...one of the most touching portrayals of childhood you're ever likely to see."
Isobel James, The Mail on Sunday
"A beautiful, tender portrait of childhood."
Rachel Wexler, Producer of Emmy award-winning film The English Surgeon.
"It was so moving."
Clare Cage, Actor (Submarine, Torchwood, Moon Dogs)
“Amber and Me is a brilliantly intimate and honest portrayal of the personal and societal challenges faced by twin sisters on distinctly different journeys, as seen through the eyes of a concerned and loving parent.”
Paul Wightman, Filmmaker
"A beautiful, positive film. I was blown away."
Hilary Wainer, SEN Inclusion Teacher
"Amber and Olivia share the same indomitable spirit which makes the film shine through. As with all the best films, it moves us, inspires us, and leaves us wanting more; here's to the next chapter in their lives."
Lucinda Whiteley, Producer (Horrid Henry)
"As a filmmaker, and also as a mother of a child who (in his lifetime) had his own challenges, Amber and Me shares a real insight into family life. How a family accepts and absorbs those challenges and how that same family celebrates the wonder of overcoming them with love. This is a film about courage, hope and love."
Lizzie Pickering, Film Producer (Let Me Go)
"A fabulous film. Incredibly well observed and powerful."
Esther Randall, Film Lawyer and Mum
"A beautiful, warm film"
Parents James and Ellen