Galway Film Fleadh | 7th - 12th July 2015
Academy Awards Arts Council

Galway Film Fleadh 2011 Programme

Director: Jamie Thraves | UK | 2010

Treacle Junior

Treacle Junior

One day, rather abruptly, Tom, who is forty, walks out on his wife and baby boy and his seemingly happy life. He finds himself living on the streets of London. Alone in a park one night, he is mistaken for a gay man and is set upon by a gang of thugs. In A&E the next day Tom meets the fast-talking Aidan, the happiest individual you are ever likely to meet and the complete opposite of Tom. Too polite, or too weak, to ask him to leave him alone, Tom tries to get away from this child-like man but with little joy; Aidan sticks to Tom like glue. Tom reluctantly becomes involved in Aidan’s life and quickly realises that Aidan has problems too. Aidan’s ‘girlfriend’ Linda verbally and physically abuses him on a regular basis. Will Tom overcome his own problems in order to help his new ‘friend’? Will Tom ever make it back home? And why exactly did Tom leave home in the first place?

Running Time 88 mins | Colour | DigiBeta

Producer Rob Small

Script Jamie Thraves

Cast Aidan Gillen, Tom Fisher, Riann Steele

Production Golden Rule Films

Print Source Golden Rule Films

Fri 08 Jul Cinemobile 22.00
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