This documentary follows the Spicer family’s transatlantic quest to fulfil their disabled brother Tom’s fantasy of meeting his Idol Lars Ulrich from Metallica.
Tom who has Fragile X Syndrome is joined by journalist sister Kate and filmmaker brother William, who break him out of his care home in Bristol and jet off to the States in search of Lars.
Made by William Spicer and James Moore, this debut feature beautifully captures the twists and turns of the sibling’s journey.
“We had this fantasy of hitting the road with Tom and recreating some of the magic of our teenage years of; cruising around in £100 cars, eating Burger King and listening to heavy metal on the tape deck,” says Kate. “We thought it would be fun, bonding. We wanted to do something good for our brother. We were also sick of him endlessly asking.”
‘Mission to Lars’ will be released through Picture House cinemas in the UK in June. All profits from the film will go to Mencap.
Watch the trailer here