In this edition of the Encephalitis Podcast, Ava is joined by director and cinematographer Mike Day.

In 2011, as he was finishing his first film, The Guga Hunters of Ness, Mike became ill with encephalitis. He lost the ability to walk and was even told that he would not be able to work again.

However, during his recovery, Mike threw himself into his next film, The Islands and the Whales, a true labour of love which was filmed over five years in the Faroe Islands.

This is a great interview with Mike which touches on his illness and recovery, his work as a documentary film maker and what lies in store for him in the coming year.

This edition of the podcast is available to watch on You Tube or download on Apple, Spotify, Google Play or Podbean.

The Island and the Whales is available to rent or buy on Vimeo. See the trailer below:

The Guga Hunter of Ness is available to rent or buy on Vimeo