"IMAGINE" follows the story of Millie, a little girl who dreams of being a dancer, yet suffers from Niemann Pick Type C; an extremely rare, incurable disease which causes neurological decline and dementia. Only 800 people around the world suffer from this, the majority of whom are innocent children who were born with this horrible genetic condition. On the outside may seem like a normal, bubbly child; but on the inside a ticking time bomb never to see past teenage years.
Our story shows the devastating effects Niemann Pick Type C can have on a family. The parents seeing their child slowly fade away as each day passes, yet continuing to smile through the pain and care for their daughter. The fictional narrative of the story through the young girls eyes, showing the battle of childish innocence, blinded by the truth. She will live her young life, completely unaware. There is no cure. The film is inspired by close friend, Hollie Carter, who in 2007 was diagnosed with Niemann Pick Type C aged only 2 years old. Hollie is the motivation behind the Hope for Hollie Foundation, which is a grant giving charity working to make lifetime a reality to those fighting NP-C.