Simon is a Dad in our school.
He wrote a wonderful script
for our Christmas pageant.
Five years ago Simon started
to write a movie.
It is called ‘My Name is Emily’
He began writing it with a pen
or typing on a keyboard.
Because he has motor neuron disease
he finished it using
a special “eye gaze” computer
that allows him to type
by looking at letters on a screen.
In November 2013
we wrote about how he was
fundraising to make a movie.
You can read more
of his inspiring story here.
Since then Simon has written
a book called:
He has been on TV and on
the radio and in the newspapers.
He began making his movie
in early September, 2014.
He is now more than half way
through shooting it.
We are excited because Evanna Lynch, the
wonderful actress, who played Luna Lovegood in the
‘Harry Potter’ movies is playing the part of Emily.
I don’t ever want @SimonsFilm to end. So happy and love-filled. 💘❤️🚕 🌊
— Evanna Lynch (@Evy_Lynch) October 1, 2014
Here in Greystones Simon Fitzmaurice is our Local Hero.
This is the last week of shooting the movie.
The last week of My Name is Emily this week. All good things, to an end they must come 🙁 Been SUCH an incredible experience.
— George Webster (@GeorgeWebster) October 13, 2014
We think Simon’s work shows
us that you can do anything
you set your mind to.