stephen connolly // films


Film for Tom, 12' s16/video, 2005

A lyrical homage to a friend and formative influence. Tom in voiceover is eloquent and effusive, yet finds no resolution to issues that haunt him. Near the conclusion of the film, a dramatic offscreen event complicates our understanding of the images and spaces we have seen.

‘...Connolly’s angular, beautifully shot ‘Film for Tom’, which broods upon the life and death of a bright, troubled outsider, is breathtakingly measured and sure-footed.’
‘New Contemporaries’, Martin Herbert, Time Out London 15.11.06

Special Mention, Tiger Awards for Short Film, IFFR 2006
Girot Award for Editing and Editorial, 45th Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2006

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