Movie-makers and bacon sarnies – get a share of The Good Man

19 May

Last September, Belfast movie-maker Phil Harrison had the pleasure of sleeping in my nine-year-old daughter’s poky, pink-ish bedroom while Rosie crashed with her siblings.

Multi-tasker Phil was on tour DJ-ing for my friend Paul Pilot who’d been performing in Birmingham with my sister and brother-in-law’s band Rue Royale. Suffice to say, the house that night was bursting with creative types, kids and myself.

The following morning, over a bacon and egg sarnie, Phil briefly told me about his latest film project which interwined stories in his homeland and South Africa, where he’d spent time travelling.

Good Man Poster

Fast-forward nine months and plans for that film – The Good Man – are moving apace. You can find out more about it here – but the gist of it is that Manifesto Films are looking for 400 people to invest £150 each in the movie to fund its £60,000 budget. Investors will get a share of the film’s returns of which a portion will also go into a trust for township artists.

If Phil’s last picture – Even Gods – is anything to go by, The Good Man will be worth shelling out for. Even Gods, which won the short film award at this year’s Belfast Film Festival, captures the cafe encounter of a homeless man with his daughter – and the granddaughter he never knew he had – after 13 years apart. Beautifully soundtracked by Tim Millen (ex-Amazing Pilots), it unwinds with a gentle poise which leads to a stirring, poetic finale. You can watch it below…

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3 Responses to “Movie-makers and bacon sarnies – get a share of The Good Man”

  1. lisa May 19, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    so which one am i….creative type, kid or you? 🙂


  1. » A few write-ups! - May 23, 2011

    […] bigging up The Good Man on their blogs – which we appreciate very much.  You can have a read here and here!  We’re all about spreading the word, so if you have a blog/website/twitter […]

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