Peter Mackie Burns
Cowtown Pictures (Alan Maher, John Wallace), The Bureau (Tristan Goligher, Valentina Brazzini)
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Tom Glynn-Carney, Monica Dolan, Sophie Jo Wasson, Scott Graham, Michael Smiley
Colm is in his mid-forties, married, with two teenage children. Still grieving the death of his father, a destructive figure in his life, Colm struggles with his relationship to his own son, whilst at work a recent takeover threatens his job.
Unable to share his vulnerability with his wife, Colm’s world is falling apart around him. In the midst of this crisis, Colm solicits sex from a young man called Jay. This encounter and his growing infatuation has a deep effect on Colm. He finds a comfort in Jay that no one else can provide.
I wanted to explore a brief period in the life of an ordinary man pitched into crisis by the death of his father. This loss causes Colm to question his life and relationships at a profound level. I wanted the film to be truthful, beautiful and suspenseful, but not to flinch from the troubling aspects of a character mired in lies, guilt and denial. The film is about fathers and sons, and the women who deal with the effects of a corrosive masculinity that causes intergenerational damage and shame. There is a glimmer of light for the character at the end of the film, when he finds the courage to face up to his actions and the damage he’s caused.
PRODUCTION 1: Alan Maher, John Wallace - COWTOWN PICTURES
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PRODUCTION 2: Tristan Goligher, Valentina Brazzini - THE BUREAU
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