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Hassan Abdelghani

Synopsis

Deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, where every man owns a gun and a moonshine still, in a battered trailer, abides living legend Jesco White, 'the dancing outlaw'. As a boy Jesco was in and out of reform school and the insane asylum for taking drugs, stealing lighter fluid and for his wild behaviour. To keep him out of trouble, his daddy D-Ray taught him the art of mountain dancing – a frenzied version of tap dancing to wild country banjo music. After his daddy’s murder at the hands of a pair of drunken rednecks, the crazy but charismatic Jesco out on his daddy’s shoes, danced his way round the bars of the county where he met the love of his life, Cilla, who happened to be twice his age and half his height. The odd couple tried to settle down but tortured by the thought of his daddy’s killers still at large, Jesco’s demons resurfaced. This is his story.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Dominic Murphy 1st Feature
Producer
Eddy Moretti, Shane Smith, Suza Horvat, Igor A Nola, Robert Bevan, Samantha Horley
Co-Producer
Eddy Moretti, Shane Smith, Suza Horvat, Igor A Nola, Robert Bevan, Samantha Horley
Editor
Sam Sneade
Screenwriter
Shane Smith, Eddy Moretti, based on an original story by Dominic Murphy, Shane Smith
Director of Photography
Tim Maurice-Jones
Production Designer
Ivo Hušnjak
Sound
Paddy Owen
Music
Nick Zinner
Principal Cast
Edward Hogg, Carrie Fisher, Muse Watson, Owen Campbell

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