I asked Alan to co-write a short film with me after I saw his honest and funny one-man play Dupont and Davenport at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Alan wrote a first draft after we settled on the subject of friendship, a subject we felt had not been accurately portrayed enough on the screen, especially across different sexualities. Alan turned in a great first draft, and with a few revisions, this is the final result.
One of my aims as director was to work closely with the actors (inspired by Linklater and Leigh) and the three of us bought the story to life through several rehearsals. The camaraderie between Garvey and Sayers is a result of working with Alan and Brendan to find their characters within themselves and all three of us owning the story.
This film was a step up for me to focus on cinematography and composition, and Ed and Simon were a great help to get the Frances Ha and Nebraska look I was going for.
Garvey and Sayers
A friendship that's really a love story that's really a friendship.
Writer: Alan Flanagan
Director: Robert Greens
Camera and Sound: Ed Alridge and Simon Martin
Music by: Martin Gibbins
Sound Editor: Marley Cole
Editor: Jo Smyth
Production Assistant: Fiona King
Starring: Alan Flanagan, Brendan O'Rourke
Roze Filmdagen 2016
interfilm Berlin 2016
Cinecity Film Festival 2016
Copyright 2016 Robert Greens