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Forgive and Forget

Synopsis

Forgive And Forget is a the story of David (Steve John Shepherd), a builder, and Theo (John Simm), a student, who have been friends since childhood. When Theo's relationship with his new girlfriend Hannah (Laura Fraser) begins to develop into something serious, David's world begins to unravel as he is forced to confront his sexual identity and admit to desires and longings that have long been kept hidden. He becomes obsessed by confessional day-time chat shows and decides that appearing on one is the only way he can resolve his emotional problems.



The film marks the television debut of writer Mark Burt, who wrote it as his graduation piece from the Northern School of Film and Television. It was picked up by producer Simon Passmore and director Aisling Walsh. Passmore describes the piece as "emotional, raw and powerful. I think it is a drama for the eve of 2000. It is a story of betrayal, confusion and denial but at the root it is all about love. It's a love triangle with a twist. Each of the three major characters has their own journey and totally different characters emerge at the end."



Filmed in and around London in June last year, Forgive And Forget is one of those rare films made for television that find success on the festival circuit. It premiered at the London Film Festival last year, was transmitted in the UK in January and has subsequently been screened at several international festivals including the San Francisco Gay And Lesbian Festival.

Details

Year
2000
Type of film
Features
Director
Aisling Walsh
Music
Hal Lindes.
åDir
Aisling Walsh
Exec prod
Philip Hinchcliffe.
Prod
Simon Passmore.
Scr
Mark Burt.
DoP
Kevin Rowley.
Prod des
Andrew Purcell.
Ed
Chris Buckland.
Main cast
Steve John Shepherd, John Simm, Laura Fraser, Meera Syal, Maurice Roeves, Ger Ryan.
Funding
Scottish Television.

Genre

Production Company

SCOTTISH TELEVISION
Cowcaddens
Glasgow G2 3PR
Tel: (44) 141 300 3000
Fax: (44) 141 300 3256.

Sales
Company

Minotaur International
(44) 20 7299 5707