Pub House

Reeling from a recent separation, a newly single mother and her young son move into a house adjoined to a pub and become the fixation of their invasive new landlord.

  • Peter Young
  • Peter Young
  • Callum Harrison
  • Rylee Neilly-Large
    Key Cast
  • Aisling Groves-McKeown
    Key Cast
  • Mark Loughran
    Key Cast
  • Paul Kennedy
    Executive Producer
    Mandrake, Nightride
  • George Barnes
    Director of Photography
    Housejacker, Lure, Kettle
  • Hannah Barnett
    Deep Clean
  • Lisa Creaney
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    Dark Drama
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 4, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,500 GBP
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Director Biography - Peter Young

Peter is an emerging Northern Irish director with a passion for horror, comedy, and drama. From 2016-2021 he studied BA and MA Film at Queen’s University Belfast, and in recent years he’s amassed a range of work funded by several prominent arts organisations, including NI Screen, Screen Ireland, and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. He is currently developing a debut feature optioned by Village Films, with slate funding from NI Screen.

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Director Statement

'Pub House is a very personal story for me. It's heavily inspired by my own childhood following my parent's separation, and the position of vulnerability my mother and I were left in afterward. This is close-to-home for me, not just emotionally, but also physically - the Pub location in this short is still my actual family home to this day, and much of the tense depictions seen in this film, such as music vibrating through the walls and drunk patrons fighting in the street is second nature for us now.

This setting was always a concept I wanted to build a narrative around, but it wasn't until I later became interested in making something that explores the flaws of the landlord dynamic that I realised these two subjects would fit well with each other.

Much of my inspiration for this story was my wanting to shed light on the dangers of unchecked 'landlordism', and display how the power dynamic created by renting property can pose a risk to vulnerable individuals. When I was a child, our landlord thankfully never abused the position of power he had over my mother or our family. 'Pub House' explores what could have happened if he had.'