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Tommy's Honour

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Synopsis

"In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of 'Tommy's Honour'.
The intimate, powerfully moving tale of Tom Morris and his son Tommy, the real-life nineteenth century founders of the modern game of golf. Set in St. Andrews, Scotland, during the hidebound Victorian era, the story opens in 1866 as 15-year-old Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden) heads to the links with his father Tom Morris (Peter Mullan).
In this era golf was markedly different from today’s game, unruly crowds drinking and fighting, on course betting and an undercurrent of class tension- personified in this story by the aristocratic Boothby (Sam Neill).
Already a legend, Tom Morris has secured his place in the history of the ancient game. Tommy, blessed with talent and fuelled by ambition, chafes at his father’s commands as he hurtles toward adulthood. He will soon outshine him.
Father and son clash over the unwritten rules of social class, culminating in Tommy’s marriage to a woman of lower standing with a shameful secret in her past. Tommy’s beloved wife Meg (Ophelia Lovibond) becomes the most important thing in his life. Leading to a tragic climax where Tom makes a fatal misjudgement stripping Tommy of everything he holds dear.
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 - World premiere

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
113 mins
Format
Arri digital 1:1.85
Director
Jason Connery
Producer
Keith Bank, Bob Last, Jim Kreutzer, Tim Moore
Executive Producer
Keith Bank, Ken Whitney
Editor
John Scott
Screenwriter
Pamela Marin (screenplay), Kevin Cook (biography and screenplay)
Director of Photography
Gary Shaw
Production Designer
James Lapsley
Music
Christian Henson
Principal Cast
Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Neill

Genre

Production Company

US, UK coproduction

Gutta Percha Productions (US), KB Partners (US), Tommy's Honour Productions/ Holdings Ecosse (UK), Wind Chill Media Group (US), Top Dawg Productions (US)

Tommy's Honour Productions
c/o SellOutPictures
Box 12
196 Rose Street
Edinburgh
EH2 4AT
+44 (0)7973 163928
office@selloutpictures.com

Sales
Company

Timeless Films
55 Loudoun Road
St John's Wood
London
NW8 0DL
+44 (0)776 078 6625
info@timelessfilms.co.uk
http://www.timelessfilms.co.uk