Experiencing Interruptions?


An elderly man who is losing his wife and a young boy letting go of his mother form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in a hospital.

  • Alexander Hagani
  • Alexander Hagani
  • Gavin O'Herlihy
  • Adrian McLoughlin
    Key Cast
    The Death of Stalin (dir. Armando Iannucci), After Life (dir. Ricky Gervais)
  • Charlie Eite
    Key Cast
  • Keith Farnan
    Key Cast
  • Cathryn Sherman
    Key Cast
  • Abagail King
    Key Cast
  • Simon Chappell
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - London Film School
  • 68th Columbus International Film and Animation Festival
    Columbus, Ohio
    United States
    April 15, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection: Student Competition Award
  • 9th Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (BAFTA Cymru Qualifying)
    Carmarthen, Wales
    United Kingdom
    May 28, 2020
    Welsh Premiere
    Official Selection: Best Short Film
  • 24th Flicker's Rhode Island International Film Festival
    Providence, RI
    United States
    August 31, 2020
    Semi-Finalist: Best Student Film Award
  • 2021 Fargo Film Festival
    Fargo, ND
    United States
    March 18, 2021
    Official Selection & Honorable Mention: Best Student Film
  • 20th Ivy Film Festival
    Providence, RI
    United States
    March 30, 2021
    Official Selection & Audience Choice Award
Director Biography - Alexander Hagani

Born and raised in New York City, Alexander Hagani has continued his career and craft in London, United Kingdom. His goal is to tell universal stories inspired by his own life.

In 2015, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Alexander created, "Boys to Men," a local television-series which spanned four years, five full-length episodes, and two university-recognized awards for "Excellence in Film Studies."

In 2017, in Sydney, Australia, Alexander wrote, directed, and produced his first short film, "Refuge Island,"- his commentary on the American political climate as he traveled around the world. The film went on to tour the festival circuit in Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, and London.

Currently, he is studying to receive his MA in Filmmaking at the London Film School, where he has directed three different shorts and produced two other projects. During the making of his penultimate short at LFS, Alexander worked with British stage and screen actor, Adrian McLoughlin (known for "The Death of Stalin," and "After Life") for his film, "Terry."

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Director Statement

Loosely based on a time where I witnessed my great-grandfather watch his wife, of 70 years, pass away, I wanted to create a story about loss and the unexpected moments of chance that help us move on.

This short was made on a student budget of £2,000. With that money, we were required to build a set and create an 11-minute film. The hospital room, and most of everything inside of it, was hand-crafted by our excellent design team, all cast and crew did the job for free, and we pulled in many favours to gain access to exterior hospital locations.

'Terry' was made with a lot of heart, and I hope it resonates with you long after you watch it.

With thanks and gratitude,