Solace

  • Genre: Short - Drama

  • Release Year: 2009

  • Duration: 8 minutes


  • Directed by: Andrew Phillip

  • Screenplay by: Andrew Phillip

  • Produced by: Richard Indy Misener

  • Leading Roles: Richard S. Jones, Joshua Budd, Paco Hernaci

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Synopsis:

James is a 45 year old homeless man who has lost everything that ever mattered to him. He wanders the streets at night, looking for food, a place to sleep, some peace. He struggles to be part of a society that doesn't understand the pain he is going through, so he shuts everyone out. But when a small boy named Tommy reaches out to him, James is forced to take the painful steps to look at his life and is given a chance to reflect on a future that stares him in the face; one without misery or mourning.

Director Information:

Andrew Phillip

Biography:

Andrew Phillip was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario. From an early age, his interest in film was apparent. By the age of 7, he was already stealing his father’s camcorder to shoot short stories, using action figures as actors. His interest in film continued as he began acting in school plays and continued shooting short films. Andrew graduated on the honor roll from St. Michael High School in Niagara Falls and went on to study Communications and French at York University. After a year, he made the switch to Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, to study in the Media Arts program.

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