Crying into your whiskey glass won't get you very far... Or will it?
My attempt to tell the story as Simon Le Bon had envisioned whilst writing it in his garden.
I've been a huge fan of Duran Duran from when I was a little boy, so I couldn't pass this one up. My father took a photograph of my brothers and I as we stood next to Simon Le Bon's yacht. It had moored up at a jetty in my home town - Crosshaven, Co. Cork. I wonder if he remembers?!
For this piece, I wanted to use an iconic English actor from the same period Duran Duran were at their height in the 80s.
Fortunately for me, veteran actor Michael Redfern, who played the dad in the long running Oxo family commercials, lived close by and he was excited to play the protagonist tormented by his troubled past.
His tormentor, a ghost child played by Connor Keeley, is now a seasoned actor himself, having directed him before in a film I made last year.
It's taken many weeks to pull this together and I've nothing but praise for the many people who made it possible.
** LEADING CHARACTERS **
Guy: Michael Redfern
Kid: Connor Keeley
** BAR SCENE **
Bartender: Dave O'Brien
Punters/Extras: Tony Slater, Steve Ash, Marie Dunne, Ann O'Keeffe, Lynn Burton, Graham Cahill and Denis O'Keeffe
** "STREET OF SHAME" SCENE **
Doctor: Tony Westin
Girl/Madonna: Siân Peters
Prostitutes: Ann Brown, Robin Zorn, Julie Ashurst
** BALLROOM SCENE **
Military Children: Abbymay Daly, Stevie Leask, Katie Stewart, Tyler Brumitt, Charlie Godden, Jennifer Barbour, Love Wesenauer, Aimee Pembroke
High Society Elite: Chris Curran, Ralf Tenbrink, Sam Johnstone, Jack Brown, Gerry Chenhall, Adam Kay, Albert Stokes, Stewart Stark, Cristian López, Alejandro Brodie Scott, Michael Moran, Marion Parmenter, Jasmin Daniel, Brogan Matthews, Faith Morgan, Karen Harris, Carrie Rudge, Karina Tanya Goldie Bowen, Julie Kay, Vicky Kay, Yolande Stokes, Aoife Leddy, Helen Stark, Nicola Brodie Scott, Paris Brumitt, Martina Grundso, Robin Zorn, Kimberly Wesenauer
** COLLISION SCENE **
Schoolfriends: Jacob Brown, Chloe Mitcham
Extras: Lee Keeley, Mark Williams, Simon Stewart
** PRODUCTION TEAM **
Written & Directed by: Kris Koster
Camera Assistant: Arturo Vilar
Producer: Kris Koster
Production Assistants: Ann Brown, Suzanne Cambridge
Makeup & Hair: Sonia Conway, Charlotte Smith, Louise Ashley
Choreography: Suzanne Cambridge, Jessica Clements
Costumes: Sharon Brumitt
Additional Music: Composer Henry Purcell, 'The Masque in Dioclesian: IV. Behold, O mighty'st of gods'
Editing, Sound Design and Special FX: Kris Koster
WITH THANKS TO
Lidia Rodriguez Pérez, Keith Nicol, Graham Knight, Victoria Stringer, Carin Westin, Caretaker 'Willy' at the Semana Santa Museum, Torrevieja Policia Local, Torrevieja Técnico de Turismo, Torrevieja Town Hall, The Dance Academy & Stage School. Thanks also to newspapers: "The Euro Weekly," "Round Town News" and "The Coast Rider" for all the publicity.