Endocrine, a 16mm narrative short directed by Daniel Curtis and featuring my original score has just premiered online, you can watch on Vimeo below:
The synopsis is as follows;
Dom just survived a jump into the Thames. Together with his boyfriend Sam, he navigates a dark new world of crutches, casts and aquaphobia. Dom’s got a broken leg, a few cuts and bruises, and a long way back to recover. Sam, his boyfriend, doesn’t quite know what to say or do to make a difference. The hardest part is talking - something that doesn’t always come naturally to men. Slowly, set against the background of a debate about the merits of open water swimming, they begin to work together through Dom’s depression and trauma - but this journey has its challenges.
Endocrine voices the difficulties faced not only by those struggling with mental health issues, but also by their partners, friends, and loved ones as they try to learn how best to support them. In so doing, it brings to light the power of compassion and open, honest sharing of emotions; in a time where 15 in every 100,000 men commit suicide every year, it shows that although the path to recovery may be difficult, it is possible.
I hope you enjoy this powerful and understated film, it was a privilege to work with such a talented team. For more information about Endocrine from Four Eyes Productions you can visit their website.