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Troubled Times

Based on True Events-Set in 1982, a 17 year old Irish Catholic kid inadvertently meets a visiting English Protestant girl on a day that will change their lives forever.

  • Jared Crowelle
  • Jared Crowelle
  • Whoopi Goldberg
    Ghost, The Color Purple, Sister Act, Rat Race, The View
  • Danny Cannon
    Gotham, CSI, Nikita, The Tomorrow People
  • Ferdia Walsh-Peelo
    Key Cast
    Sing Street, Vikings
  • Hazel Doupe
    Key Cast
    Float Like A Butterfly, Michael Inside
  • Federico Rea
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  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 8, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    16,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Ireland, United Kingdom
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    Red Helium 8k Camera
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Director Biography - Jared Crowelle

Jared comes from a small town in Virginia, USA. When ambitions of film school were dampened he took it upon himself to uproot to NYC. Getting his first job as a production assistant within a month. He spent the next 5 years learning every aspect of the film production life while working as a production assistant. He finally started making short films on his own time, each one different than the last.
Jared's dedication to learning film caught the eye of some well versed industry professionals such as Whoopi Goldberg & Danny Cannon among others.
Danny Cannon who has created and been showrunner to over 12 tv shows took it upon himself to mentor Jared in what it takes to direct for tv.

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Director Statement

I am asked a lot about why I, an African American, wanted to write and direct a period piece in Ireland. I had fallen in love with Ireland after my first Eurotrip which started there. I became fascinated with their difference of life and their history. I wanted to make a story that I felt strong about, that dealt with beauty, pain and independence. Taking a very political time period and making a stripped down story about a young man's personal plight and how a courageous young woman changes his life felt right to me. Growing up I have been judged being around others due to cultural differences, skin color, or class. The main characters in this experience shades of this and find a way to move past them.
I hope people can watch this film and understand the themes that are going on in this.