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'Moon Under Water'
12 June 2024 15 mins
Just the two of us.
by Andrew MacGregor

Tom Heyes (also known as Blackhaine) stars in this consummate drama from director duo Grandmas. Based on the character he played in a 2019 Pearl City promo, twentysomething Jack looks after his father Glenn (Lalor Roddy). The old man has dementia, and the son has almost become a ghost.

Between tense baths and sombre meals, the two watch home videos together, but who is it meant to benefit? Does Jack think it will help bring his dad 'back', or does he watch them for himself? To remember the good times when mum was still alive and Glenn was still Glenn.

A father-son trip to the pub (Jack tries to sneak out alone at first) offers scant comfort, though a drink with school friend Zoe (Chelsea O'Connor) helps. In the background, Roddy compels as a confused man who still knows how to pot some balls and demolish a pint.

It makes his brief moment of lucidity hit home even harder. When Zoe posts her phone number through the letterbox, Jack dances like a man possessed... or a man ready to express himself after years of pain, isolation, and uncertainty.

Product Category: Short Films

Territory: UK



Director: Grandmas (Academy Films)
Sound: Sam Mason
Audio Mix: Par Carlsson
Composer: Leon Vynehall
Casting: Katy Covell / Ollie Gilbert
Actor: Tom Heyes / Lalor Roddy / Chelsea O'Connor

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Short Films
'Moon Under Water'
12 June 2024 15 mins

Just the two of us.

Tom Heyes (also known as Blackhaine) stars in this consummate drama from director duo Grandmas. Based on the character he played in a 2019 Pearl City promo, twentysomething Jack looks after his father Glenn (Lalor Roddy). The old man has dementia, and the son has almost become a ghost.

Between tense baths and sombre meals, the two watch home videos together, but who is it meant to benefit? Does Jack think it will help bring his dad 'back', or does he watch them for himself? To remember the good times when mum was still alive and Glenn was still Glenn.

A father-son trip to the pub (Jack tries to sneak out alone at first) offers scant comfort, though a drink with school friend Zoe (Chelsea O'Connor) helps. In the background, Roddy compels as a confused man who still knows how to pot some balls and demolish a pint.

It makes his brief moment of lucidity hit home even harder. When Zoe posts her phone number through the letterbox, Jack dances like a man possessed... or a man ready to express himself after years of pain, isolation, and uncertainty.

Product Category: Short Films

Territory: UK



Director: Grandmas (Academy Films)
Sound: Sam Mason
Audio Mix: Par Carlsson
Composer: Leon Vynehall
Casting: Katy Covell / Ollie Gilbert
Actor: Tom Heyes / Lalor Roddy / Chelsea O'Connor

Short Films 12 June 2024
'Moon Under Water' 15 mins

Just the two of us.

by Andrew MacGregor

Tom Heyes (also known as Blackhaine) stars in this consummate drama from director duo Grandmas. Based on the character he played in a 2019 Pearl City promo, twentysomething Jack looks after his father Glenn (Lalor Roddy). The old man has dementia, and the son has almost become a ghost.

Between tense baths and sombre meals, the two watch home videos together, but who is it meant to benefit? Does Jack think it will help bring his dad 'back', or does he watch them for himself? To remember the good times when mum was still alive and Glenn was still Glenn.

A father-son trip to the pub (Jack tries to sneak out alone at first) offers scant comfort, though a drink with school friend Zoe (Chelsea O'Connor) helps. In the background, Roddy compels as a confused man who still knows how to pot some balls and demolish a pint.

It makes his brief moment of lucidity hit home even harder. When Zoe posts her phone number through the letterbox, Jack dances like a man possessed... or a man ready to express himself after years of pain, isolation, and uncertainty.

Product Category: Short Films

Territory: UK



Director: Grandmas (Academy Films)
Sound: Sam Mason
Audio Mix: Par Carlsson
Composer: Leon Vynehall
Casting: Katy Covell / Ollie Gilbert
Actor: Tom Heyes / Lalor Roddy / Chelsea O'Connor