19th March 2015Morning is Broken
Director / writer Simon Anderson, UK 2014, 9 mins
Producer/s James Northcote, Elisabeth Hopper
Cinematographer Craig Dean Devine
with Matthew Tennyson, Nigel Allen, Jack Hawkins
At the end of his older brother’s wedding in the lush English countryside, a young man struggles to deal with his sexuality.
Director Simon Anderson talks about his debut short:
'Morning is Broken is a coming-of-age short film about a young man who is struggling to deal with the uncertainty of his sexuality. This is a story that, I feel, resonates with any person growing up in a culture that sees 'being gay' as negative, akin to a failure. A major part of growing up is exploring who you are, making mistakes and coming to terms with what you like and don't like. Sam's struggle to accept his own sexuality is something I believe many people will relate to. Homophobia and the use of 'gay' as a curse word at school can make many people feel that they must silence what they want, in place of what society views as a success. I hope that this film will explore these issues in an interesting and visually arresting way, while showing that true success and happiness is not always achieved by accepting what others expect of you.'
Morning Is Broken