Facing It

Sean doesn’t fit in. It’s not that he wants to be alone but, somehow, he always feels separate and isolated from the confident, happy world around him. Whilst waiting for his parents in a busy pub, Sean struggles valiantly to join in with the admirably happy people in the crowd, but the more he tries, the more he goes awry. As everything in the pub goes from bad to worse, Sean finds himself confronted by the painful memories that made him who he is. His feelings, memories and desires overwhelm him and by the end of the evening he is ready to explode…

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Sam Gainsborough



Director: Sam Gainsborough
Producer: Jimmy Campbell Smith
Screenwriter: Sam Gainsborough, Louisa Wood
Cinematographer: Bruno Grilo
Editor: Mdhamiri a Nkemi
Production Designer: Fiona Guest
Sound Designer: Adam Woodhams
Music: Jack Newton
Principal Cast: Danielle Bertolucci, Rufus Read, Daniel Quirke, Myra Ford, Hannah Read, Cathy Walker, Basil Pruveneers, Jamie Read, Eddie Aczel, Leo Read
Additional Credits: Compositing Producer: Joe Morris, Colourist: Vlad Barin, Production Manager: Garry Frost, 1st AD: Demian Lovett, 1st AD (Field): Lenny Ortmann, 2nd AD: Lilla Vindics, 3rd AD: Dominika Lapinska, Tea Palomaki


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Year: 2018
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Genre: Animated, Comedy, Drama
Screening Section: Animated Shorts Competition
Screening Format: Animated Short
Country: ["United Kingdom"]
Language: English
Runtime: 07:32 mins