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Where The Mountains Grow

Tommy has been admitted to a new Health Facility. He’s sick: sick of his job; sick of being asked how he’s doing and also genuinely sick. When a mysterious stranger called Gaz stumbles into his room, Tommy is presented with the opportunity to go on a life changing adventure. The only problem is, Gaz doesn’t seem to know where he’s going.

Join them on a journey to where the mountains grow. There’s a doctor, a pub and a guru. There’s also some admin to do but no one likes admin, so we’ll try and get through that as quickly as possible.

  • Gino Ricardo Green
  • Phil Poole
  • Daniel M Bailey
  • Laura Chetty
  • Heather Basten
    Casting Director
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    19 minutes 59 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Gino Ricardo Green

Gino Ricardo Green is a London-based director and writer. Gino's previous short film 'A Silent Night' was supported by BFI Future Film Festival and was selected for Academy Award Qualifying Festival 'Urbanworld' in New York at the AMC EMPIRE 25 Cinema for Best Short Film and Revolt's Young Filmmaker Showcase category.

As well as 'Where the Mountains Grow'. Gino's recent projects includes directing a series of short films with the Royal Court Theatre, written by acclaimed writers Winsome Pinnock and Roy Williams OBE FRSL. Additionally Gino has this year worked as Video designer on the West End production of 'SWEAT' and as associate projection designer on the National Theatre's production of 'Small Island'.

Other work includes first assistant director for 'Whirpool' a short film for Vogue Italia, assistant director for 'Hashtag Lightie' - Dir. Rikki Beadle Blair OBE at the Arcola Theatre, and first assistant director for 'The Tale of Wilson Snowflake Bentley' which went on to win at the British Arrows 2018.

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Director Statement

In a way, don't we all have a piece of Tommy inside of us? While right now physically I am fortunate to say my complaints are limited to a bout of Man-Flu bringing me down, much like Tommy I would relish the chance to go on a life changing adventure. Back in 2017 I watched the most intriguing character on stage called Gaz. Perhaps a strange cross between a 90's Jim Carrey and a 2018 Jim Carrey... he was witty, adventurous, and through all the surreal-ness of the happenings, I found myself drawn into a truthful world.

At it's core ' Where The Mountain Grows' is a heart-warming comedy that explores what it means to truly seize the day. As much as there is a light hearted energy and playfulness, the tone maintains a sense of empathy and compassion for Tommy and his own struggles. There is an intrinsic decline of melodramatic dark humour as we slowly descend to both a moving but obscure ending.