A young man leaves a pub in Ireland and is declared missing.

  • Elle Brooks-Tao
    City of Ghosts
  • Elle Brooks-Tao
    City of Ghosts
  • Moncrieff
  • Roisín Audrey Moloney
    Ed Sheeran "Subtract" Visual Album
  • Éanna Hardwicke
    Key Cast
    Lakelands, Normal People
  • Kyle Casey
    Key Cast
  • Leon Brehony
    Director of Photography
    Rosalyn, Good Girls
  • Stephania Dulowski
  • Nate Seymour
  • Christian Stropko
    Sound Design & Mix
    Ed Sheeran "Subtract" Visual Album
  • Moncrieff
    Musical Artist
  • Nameless Lane
    Production Company
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 2, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    6,500 EUR
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Arri Alexa Mini
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Director Biography - Elle Brooks-Tao

Weaving between memories, internal monologues and life changing moments of self-realization, Elle Brooks-Tao places emphasis on overlooked or underestimated characters and creates stories that reveal deep conflict with determined bravado. Her recent narrative work fighting against modern day slavery for non-profit A21 has been recognized for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Film in over 20 international festivals to date. Her branded work has earned a silver Kindle shark and has been recognized by 1.4, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Cannes Lions, and the AICP awards. She recently debuted her feature film, I’m Not Crazy I’m Sick, with her second in development.

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Director Statement

I was thrilled to work on a film with Moncrieff where young men are allowed to be vulnerable onscreen about their mental health. From the beginning, we wanted to give an example of what it looks like to choose to live when desiring the opposite. One man dies a minute in the world to suicide, statistically. We want to create a message that encourages men to share their feelings, and turn to each other for companionship. This was a humble project made by 9 core crew members, myself and our producer Roisín Moloney, Moncrieff, and with half the town of Tramore, Ireland donating their time, space, cars, and copious amounts of Guinness. Everyone in our cast and crew had lost a close friend, family, or acquaintance to suicide. It’s a prevailing problem and we collectively wanted to show an ending that represented an alternate choice: opening up.