After suffering a catastrophic and almost fatal spinal cord injury, professional rugby player Ed Jackson's world changed forever. THE MOUNTAIN WITHIN ME follows Ed's journey on his recovery as he achieves the mental and physical heights of Snowdonia, the Alps and Himalayas to the life-altering challenges closer to home. From multi-award-winning director, Polly Steele and BAFTA and EMMY nominated producer, George Chignell, THE MOUNTAIN WITHIN ME is an inspiring, thought-provoking documentary about unexpected change, hope and finding renewed purpose in life. Ed Jackson is a former Rugby Union player who played at the highest level, but in April 2017 he was involved in a serious accident where he broke his neck and a serious spinal cord injury. This left him paralyzed from the neck down and doctors told him he would never walk again. When faced with life-changing injuries, Ed Jackson harnessed his determination to create a future for himself, his wife and his family that most thought impossible. This documentary follows Ed, and his wife Lois, as they undertake an extraordinary journey through the past and present and honestly discuss their future and the impact of living with a disability.

The Mountain Within Me


Director: Polly Steele
Cast: Ed Jackson

UK Release: In Cinemas 19th - 23rd Limited Previews. Wide release 23rd August 2024.
Rent and own internationally 26th August 2024