When a worker falls to his death at a care home, it appears to be a terrible accident. But when a detective questions a young man with Down syndrome spotted at the scene, they uncover a crime more shocking than anyone imagined.

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DIRECTOR’s Statement

My younger brother, Tom, has Down syndrome. We share a deep love of cinema and have spent many happy hours watching films together. 

Our favourite genre has always been crime. However, the more crime films Tom and I watched, and we watched a lot, the more Tom became aware that the heroes in these films never looked like him. Neither did the villains (and Tom loves a villain). When we did occasionally see a character with Down syndrome, they were often the victim - poor souls, wrongly accused. Never the lead protagonist, choosing their own destiny, rather than having it foisted upon them. 

This drove me to make INNOCENCE, giving Tom the character he’s always been denied and shining a light on the fact people with Down syndrome are more capable and intelligent than most people believe.