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Directed byYewweng Ho
Produced by
  • Gordon Lewis
Screenplay byMalcolm Duffy
Based on
  • Pat and Mike Jones
  • Jayne Lunn
  • William Biletsky
  • Dale Grant
Music byRoy Todd
CinematographyDarius Shu
Edited byStruan Clay
  • Lewis and Ho Productions
  • Silverprince Pictures
Running time
19 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Amazon.com Logo.png Search Mical on Amazon.Mical is a 2020 British biographical drama short film directed by Yewweng Ho.[1] The screenplay, written by Malcolm Duffy is based on the true story of Pat and Mike Jones. The film stars Jayne Lunn, William Biletsky and Dale Grant, and tells the story of a seven year old boy who struggles to make sense of words on the page. But when Mike is diagnosed with dyslexia and the teachers continue to fail him, his mother takes matters into her own hands to help her son fulfil his true potential.[2][3]


Set in 1977 Bristol, a 7-year-old intelligent boy who is severely dyslexic, bullied, taunted, and abused at school for failing to learn how to read. His mother had the determination to seek out knowledge and teachers to teach her about dyslexia. She brought him home to teach him herself. She learned how to teach Orton-Gillingham and developed it into games. She taught the boy who couldn't spell his own name at 9 to read, write, and spell exceptionally well.[4][5]


  • Jayne Lunn as Pat Jones
  • William Biletsky as Mike Jones
  • Dale Grant as Peter Jones


In 2019, the creators of the award-winning film Secret Child, Gordon Lewis and Yewweng Ho was approached by executive producers Mike Jones and Tiffany James to shoot a new dyslexia film which aims to raise awareness for dyslexia and create a change in the education system for children struggling with dyslexia. Malcolm Duffy, who was the creative director of Comic Relief was appointed to write the screenplay of the film. Cinematographer Darius Shu was chosen to be on board after the success of Secret Child and also served as the associate producer on the film.[6][7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Festival Category Result
2020 Maryland International Film Festival Best Short Film Nominated


  1. "Mical | Silverprince Pictures". Silverprince. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  2. "Mical | Official Film Site". Mical The Film. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  3. "Tiffany James with Nessy talks about the upcoming film, Mical by Dyslexia Coffee Talk • A podcast on Anchor". Anchor. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  4. "Nessy". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  5. "How a Mother's Love for her Boys Led to the Foundation of a World Class Dyslexia Center". www.linkedin.com. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  6. "Mical | Official Film Site". Mical The Film. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  7. "Mical | Silverprince Pictures". Silverprince. Retrieved 2020-04-17.

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