THE MESSENGER

By David BLAIR

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Thriller - Completed 2015

Award winning director DAVID BLAIR’s powerful portrait of a tormented go-between who, from a child, has been compelled to relay messages from the recently deceased and who struggles to retain his sanity in a suspicious and disbelieving world.

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Edinburgh 2015
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 101 mn
    • Director(s)
    • David BLAIR
    • Writer(s)
    • Andrew KIRK
    • Producer(s)
    • Terry STONE, Richard HART, Michael KNOWLES
    • Synopsis
    • In and out of secure mental units all of his young life; Jack is plagued by persistent visions of ghosts harassing him to resolve their sad and angry issues with the living. Unemployed, dishevelled and trailed by these persistent, unwanted companions no one else can see, he struggles to maintain a normal life.

      Jack is helped by his psychiatrist, whose theory is his visions were brought on by witnessing his father’s suicide as a boy; and by his caring sister Emma who has recently welcomed him to her own happy and stable home (much to the annoyance of her high flying solicitor husband Martin.)

      But after Mark, a journalist is brutally murdered in a local park, he appeals to Jack to pass on one last message of goodbye to his grieving widow Sarah. Jack grudgingly agrees, but his attempts to do so only draw suspicion from the Police and brother-in-law Martin who coincidentally represents Sarah. Constantly harangued by Mark’s apparition, Jack uncovers a guilty secret that puts him under yet more police suspicion and stress that finally pushes him over the edge.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jul 01, 2014
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