Damian, a teenage boy raised by a single mother, believes that his father is a famous footballer playing for the Celtic Glasgow F.C. His dream is to visit him. In his everyday life he has difficulty finding a common language with his mother who is trying to make a new life for herself with a younger man. It is easier for him to get on with his pregnant friend, Monika, who is his senior by a few years. When the time comes, Damian will have to choose between his dreams and common sense, a consequence of his subconscious need to correct somebody else’s mistakes.
My Brother Is A Mermaid 2019
20min | Short, Drama | 20 October 2019 (UK)
My Brother is a Mermaid is magical realism about the experiences of a non-binary teenager, as seen through the eyes of their 7 year old brother. Set in a desolate seaside town, the film fuses social realism with fairytale, as it examines how a child’s innocence and unconditional love can be a powerful and disruptive force for good.
Young Tom Long is forced to stay with his kindly Aunt and Uncle while his brother recovers from a bout of the measles. At their flat, he is, disappointed to find there is no garden in which to play, but his disappointment turns to wonder when he discovers a magical garden which only appears at night when an old grandfather clock strikes thirteen. His nightly excursions to this beautiful garden become even more interesting when he realizes that the people he meets cannot see him, except one young girl named Hatty.
Two antisocial adolescents, resentful against their classmates and teachers, intend to provoke commotion in the school through a series of anonymous acts of vandalism. Little by little, the game is losing its naive side and the two young people are submerged in a dangerous spiral of violence that seems to have no limits.