Building on the massive and continued success of ‘Even Gods‘ Queen’s Film Theatre hosted the premier of Phil Harrison’s latest film ‘The Good Man’.
Michael (Aidan Gillen) is a young Irish banker, whose life begins to unravel after causing a stranger’s death in an accident. Sifiso (Thabang Sidloyi) is a teenager living in a shack in a Cape Town township, dreaming of escape. When their stories unexpectedly collide, their impact on one another’s lives is far greater, and more surprising, than either could have imagined.
I was blown away by The Good Man, it is a remarkably intelligent film with a realistic narrative that can’t be predicted. The film leads you on the path of hope and expectation as Michael becomes the Good Man.
It is a film with a message, it challenges the audiences very pragmatic definition of what it is to be Good. The Good Man takes you on a journey with an expectant destination and although you arrive the reality isn’t quite what it seems.
The film leaves you with a number of questions and challenges but I think that was always the aim.
The Good Man will be shown in a number of festivals in the next few months and if you get the chance you need to see it. Phil Harrison is one of a group of phenomenally talented writers and directors to emerge from Northern Ireland. This is the film that will establish Phil Harrison as one of the best.
The premier also featured a special showing of ‘Even Gods’ on which I shot the stills photography.
You can see just some of the awards gained by the film on the updated film poster. The 18min short film features Hughie (Lalor Roddy) who has become acus himself to life in a Belfast hostel.
When Hughie’s estranged daughter gets in touch, the boundaries of Hughie’s solid life begin to blur and the wounds of the past come back into sharp, painful focus. Dir. Phil Harrison • 18 mins
Given the success of Even Gods in the festivals I have no doubt that The Good Man is going to be a runaway success.