The Hope Rooms (film)
Film Festivals 2016
WINNER Grand Prize Future Filmmaker Award (Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2016)
WORLD PREMIER Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival
The Hope Rooms by David Watson is a short film commissioned by 31Productions in 2013, which concluded shooting in September 2015, with a planned festival release in 2016. It was shot entirely on location in London and produced by Daniel-Konrad Cooper for Rather Good Films, Bill Kenwright Films and 31Productions.
The film tells the story of estranged father, Eamonn (Ciarán Hinds), and his son, Sean (Andrew Scott), who meet up after 15 years in a cafe in London. Under the gaze of waitress Ileana (Agnieszka Grochowska), Eamonn asks to be useful again, and seeks forgiveness for his absence in Sean’s life. But past hurts are difficult to overcome, and what begins with hope ends in a wounding transaction.
Exploring shame, loneliness and forgiveness, The Hope Rooms brings two of the world’s great actors together on screen for the first time.
Production images by Marc Brenner
Cast and Crew
Stephanie Bamberg Line Producer
Max Lincoln Stand-by Art Director
SCREEN DAILY (September 2015) “Pride star Andrew Scott and Munich actor Ciarán Hinds lead cast in recently wrapped short The Hope Rooms, the filmmaking debut of theatre director Sam Yates… The high-end short tells the story of estranged father, Eamonn, and his son, Sean, who meet up after 15 years in a café in London in order to heal old wounds.”