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

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.

Copyright 2016 Robert Greens