A charming film exploring the subtle dynamics of brother and sisterhood.
Cara, the first kid in the family to graduate, returns from her gap year to a family celebration in her honour. Older brother Nathan, forced to drop out of his music degree after a life-changing hand injury, is conflicted. Pleased to see his sister; angry and bitter at the world after his accident; stagnating at home looking after their increasingly alcoholic mother, he struggles to contain his jealousy.
But for the accident, this should have been his party.
Producer: Julie Gardner
Writer / Director: Rebekah Davis
The script was developed by Northern Ireland Screen’s script consultant and short film executive through their Access Shorts scheme; an initative to find film-makers exclusively from groups that are under-represented in the film and television sector.
Cara: Lola Petticrew
Nathan: Chris Grant
Carol: Rachael Murray
DOP: Ian Marrs
Production Designer: Jessica Dunleavy
Sound Recordists: Chris Woodcock/Andrew McArthur
Editor: Lauren L’estrange
Composer: Jenny McCaffrey
1st Assistant Director: Paul George
Running time: 13’05”
Country of Origin: UK/Ireland
Filming Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Format: 16:9, HD, 25 fps