directed by Ian Watson
Falling in love is the easy part.
When When gigging guitarist, Noah, finds himself disillusioned and transient, he quits the band of his 90’s pop icon mentor, and returns to his mother’s home in Sydney, Australia, seeking connection and rejuvenation. Clashing with his mother over old wounds, Noah seeks solace elsewhere, and soon finds himself swept up in the vibrant, passionate life and of a young, trans-man, Finn, who is a proud, Auslan-only speaker who works and runs a local centre and nightclub for his deaf community. Together, the pair traverse new ground, sharing their languages – Noah’s music and Finn’s signs – with one another. They move carefully, as this is Finn’s first relationship while he is on the precipice of diving into his trans journey. Finn struggles to spread his wings and come into his own, as he suffocates beneath his father’s over-protection and the financial strife facing his club. Determined to reapply to his music and join a community, Noah offers to help aid the club any way he can. But as the two become closer, and with no shared language to fall back on, they only risk hurting each other, as they learn to be true to themselves.
DRAMA DCP/HD - 2019 - AUSTRALIA - 88min
CAST Reece Noi, Yiana Pandelis, Todd McKenney, Christine Anu, Paula Duncan
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE English
PRODUCED BY Wise Goat Productions
Ian Watson has been directing for over 30 years. As a theatre director his credits include productions for the Melbourne and Adelaide State Theatre Companies, the Griffin Theatre Company, the Hunter Valley Theatre Company, the Victorian College of the Arts and the National Institute of Dramatic Art.
In television Ian has directed over 200 hours of drama, with credits that include, the multi award winning and Emmy nominated, Love My Way, Carla Cametti P.D a six part miniseries for SBS, Wicked Love: The Maria KorpStory, the Emmy nominated Dance Academy, Janet King and Anzac Girls for the ABC and most recently House Husbands and Doctor Doctor for Channel 9.
He was the inaugural winner of the Australian Directors Guild (ADG) Award for best direction in a television miniseries for his work on the Australian/UK production Tripping Over. Ian was again nominated in the miniseries category in 2009 for Carla Cametti P.D. in 2013 for Underbelly: BADNESS and again in 2015 for Anzac Girls.