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PostSubject: Goalkeeper or scene stealer - Ged's a star   Sat 16 Feb 2008 - 2:11

The Northern Echo 15 Feb 2008
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A NORTH-EAST man has become the world's first kung fu action film hero with Down's Syndrome, in a movie aimed at tackling prejudices surrounding disabilities.

Ged Watts, from Redcar, east Cleveland, plays Stranger Hero, in a short film produced by Shoot Your Mouth Off - a Hartlepool-based digital media production company.

Steve Carolan, the writer/director of Stranger Danger, built the character around Mr Watts, 34, who is also a goalkeeper in the England Special Olympics football team.

The film, which lasts just over five minutes, shows Stranger Hero arriving in lawless wastelands to find a dying man, also with Down's Syndrome, who warns him that "they're still here" before he dies...
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