Tragedy, Trauma, Truth: Making Movies in Manchester
by Brett Gregory – Serious Feather
‘Everybody needs someone special in their lives so they feel better about themselves, don’t ye think?’
Jack (aged 13)
Filmed between 2017 and 2021, ‘Nobody Loves You and You Don’t Deserve to Exist’ is an urgent and challenging story about the tragedy, trauma and truth of grief, and the psychological, emotional and spiritual consequences this can have on the male psyche.
Featuring bold and memorable performances from 17 independent actors from across the North West of England, we accompany our protagonist, Jack, as a 13-year-old, a 21-year-old and a 50-year-old Mancunian as he battles through the abuse and brutality of his working-class upbringing at the end of the 20th century, and then on to his descent into a middle-class maze of amoral machinations at the beginning of the 21st.
Or do we?
The women in his life – his counsellor, his sister, his grandmother, his former teacher, his boss, his neighbour, his lover, his lover’s mother – each tell a different story, leaving us to question how we perceive and represent each other, the validity of our memories and the fortitude of our moral judgements.
— To be continued in our March 2021 issue of Cut Frame Magazine. —
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in the UK ‘Nobody Loves You and You Don’t Deserve to Exist’ will not be completed until the summer of 2021.
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