Short Film // 10 min // 2012 // Drama
Director Alice Foulcher
Written by Gregory Erdstein & Alice Foulcher
Adapted from poems by John Foulcher
Produced by Bill Allert & Gregory Erdstein
Director of Photography Ryan Alexander Lloyd
Production Designer Lauren Beck
Starring Charles Grounds, Jimmy Taylor, Nathan Falcke
“A fantastic story about repercussions… [these filmmakers] are talent to keep a close eye on.” – Twitch Film
Why Ryan is on Detention is the story of a high school rugby coach struggling to deal with the death of his star player.When Jason (Nathan Falcke) dies after a heavy tackle during interschool footy, his coach, Mr Thomson (Jimmy Taylor), and best mate, Ryan (Charles Grounds), are left to deal with the aftermath. Thommo doesn’t want to talk about it, while Ryan doesn’t even know where to begin. Their shared silence hides a sad truth about what it means to be a man on Thommo’s team. But now with Jason gone and Thommo seemingly indifferent, Ryan must decide what kind of man he wants to be.
Festivals: 2013 Brisbane International Film Festival, 2013 St Kilda Film Festival, 2014 Flickerfest International Film Festival
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