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The Hope Rooms

Directed by Sam Yates

Narrative Short
United Kingdom | 24 min | 2016

The Hope Rooms tells the story of estranged father, Eamonn (Ciáran Hinds, Mance Rayder in Game of Thrones), and his son Sean (Andrew Scott, Moriarty in Sherlock), who meet up after 15 years at a café in London to heal old wounds.

The Hope Rooms - Sam YatesSam Yates

Sam Yates is an award-winning film and theatre director. He was voted one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow in 2016, named a rising star in The Observer, and featured in GQ Magazine’s Men of the next 25 years. Yates has been described as “a major talent” in The Guardian newspaper and “a director of unusual flair” in The Observer.

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Film Information

Director: Sam Yates
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2016
Language:  English
Runtime:  24 min


Writer: David Watson
Producer: Bill Kenwright, David Konrad-Cooper, Sam Yates
Cinematography/DP: Luke Bryant
Music: Alex Baranowski
Editor: Christopher Watson

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