Storm in a Teacup is an intimate portrait of Western Australian Artist Leon Pericles as he embarks on his biggest challenge yet – an exhibition of his life’s works at a time when he has the least support. His wife Moira played a huge part in Leon’s success as his creative counsel and business manager. But now Moira has Alzheimer’s and Leon must juggle his role as artist, husband and carer.
Told through the eyes of their daughter Nia, this uplifting, raw and emotionally engaging documentary explores love, life and loss.
Filmed and Post Produced in Western Australia
on the Traditional Country of the Noongar Wardandi & Noongar Whadjuk peoples
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Writer, Director and Narrator
Producer and Executive Producer
Director of Photography
An earnest portrayal
“At its heart Storm In A Teacup is an intimate story of a family dealing with big change.”
“I never wanted to make a film about dementia that was depressing. I wanted it to be playful and funny and a story I hope many people will relate to.”
– Nia Pericles, Director, Writer, Narrator
An unfortunately common occurrence
Someone in the world develops Dementia every 3 seconds.
It is estimated that by 2030, 75 million people will be suffering from this insidious disease.
Dementia is the second leading cause of death of Australians contributing to 5.4% of all deaths in males and 10.6% of all deaths in females each year.