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Antibiotic Awareness film – CATCH

Published: 3rd October 2017


CATCH is a short drama film about a father and daughter quarantined in their home in a post-antibiotic near future.


The film was written and directed by Paul Cooke and Dominic Rees-Roberts, two 2012 winners of the Wellcome Trust’s Emerging Talent programme for science communicators, who now work in science television.


Made with the backing of leading scientists in the field, the CATCH project (including the short film, website, and interviews with scientific advisors) aims to generate awareness of, emotional connection to, and conversation about antibiotic resistance.


CATCH has screened at 18 festivals on 5 continents including the BAFTA-accredited Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, and Rapidlion International Film Festival in Johannesburg.


The film has been written about in the Lancet and the Longitude Prize Blog, and was highly commended at the Antibiotic Guardian Awards 2017.


CATCH will be released for free from the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, on 13th November 2017, at