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Tomorrow

A raw and gripping exploration of family bonds tested by grief and addiction.
5/5

Review

Under the stark glare of grief and unresolved family tensions, Thomas Elliott Griffiths’ short drama unfolds with an unflinching honesty rarely witnessed in mainstream cinema. Set during the Christmas period in Liverpool, ‘Tomorrow’ delves deep into the intricate web of familial bonds strained by personal demons and unresolved conflicts.

At the heart of the narrative lies the compelling portrayal of three siblings, brought to life by a stellar British cast. Jack McLoughlin’s nuanced performance as Alex, grappling with alcoholism and loss of his mother, is nothing short of extraordinary. Karly Maguire shines as Jade, his conflicted sister torn between love and resentment. Shaun Fagan, in the role of Mark, impeccably navigates the role of the mediator, his own grief simmering beneath a facade of stoicism.

Griffiths’ brilliant direction keeps the tension palpable throughout, as the confined space of the lounge becomes a crucible for raw emotion. Cameron Brown’s close-up cinematography lends an intimate touch, capturing every flicker of anguish and vulnerability etched on the faces of the characters.

‘Tomorrow’ is a tour de force of kitchen-sink drama, a poignant exploration of human fragility and resilience. It fearlessly confronts the complexities of family dynamics, refusing to shy away from uncomfortable truths. In its unvarnished portrayal of loss, love, and redemption, this short film leaves an indelible mark, resonating long after viewing. Relatable, tense, and heartfelt, this drama from the UK is a true cinematic triumph that doesn’t shy away from confronting the complexities of family dynamics head-on.

Brief Synopsis

Alex and Mark await their sister’s return on the eve of their mother’s funeral. When Jade returns to the family home, tensions soon boil over between her and Alex due to her leaving her brothers behind and his addiction to alcohol affecting their family life over the years.

Everything proves too much for Mark, who just wants his only remaining family to be together during one of the darkest weeks of his life, forcing Alex and Jade to finally talk things out and begin on a path that may hopefully lead to the three of them being happy together again.

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Director(s): Thomas Elliott Griffiths
Writer(s): Thomas Elliott Griffiths
Cast: Jack McLoughlin, Karly Maguire, Shaun Fagan
Producer(s): Thomas Elliott Griffiths
Director of Photography: Cameron Brown
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Runtime: 11 min

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Tomorrow

A raw and gripping exploration of family bonds tested by grief and addiction.
5/5

Review

Under the stark glare of grief and unresolved family tensions, Thomas Elliott Griffiths’ short drama unfolds with an unflinching honesty rarely witnessed in mainstream cinema. Set during the Christmas period in Liverpool, ‘Tomorrow’ delves deep into the intricate web of familial bonds strained by personal demons and unresolved conflicts.

At the heart of the narrative lies the compelling portrayal of three siblings, brought to life by a stellar British cast. Jack McLoughlin’s nuanced performance as Alex, grappling with alcoholism and loss of his mother, is nothing short of extraordinary. Karly Maguire shines as Jade, his conflicted sister torn between love and resentment. Shaun Fagan, in the role of Mark, impeccably navigates the role of the mediator, his own grief simmering beneath a facade of stoicism.

Griffiths’ brilliant direction keeps the tension palpable throughout, as the confined space of the lounge becomes a crucible for raw emotion. Cameron Brown’s close-up cinematography lends an intimate touch, capturing every flicker of anguish and vulnerability etched on the faces of the characters.

‘Tomorrow’ is a tour de force of kitchen-sink drama, a poignant exploration of human fragility and resilience. It fearlessly confronts the complexities of family dynamics, refusing to shy away from uncomfortable truths. In its unvarnished portrayal of loss, love, and redemption, this short film leaves an indelible mark, resonating long after viewing. Relatable, tense, and heartfelt, this drama from the UK is a true cinematic triumph that doesn’t shy away from confronting the complexities of family dynamics head-on.

Brief Synopsis

Alex and Mark await their sister’s return on the eve of their mother’s funeral. When Jade returns to the family home, tensions soon boil over between her and Alex due to her leaving her brothers behind and his addiction to alcohol affecting their family life over the years.

Everything proves too much for Mark, who just wants his only remaining family to be together during one of the darkest weeks of his life, forcing Alex and Jade to finally talk things out and begin on a path that may hopefully lead to the three of them being happy together again.

Tomorrow

Credits

Director(s): Thomas Elliott Griffiths
Writer(s): Thomas Elliott Griffiths
Cast: Jack McLoughlin, Karly Maguire, Shaun Fagan
Producer(s): Thomas Elliott Griffiths
Director of Photography: Cameron Brown
Animation:

Specifications

Genre:
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 11 min

IMDb Page

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