Released Films > The Messenger
Release Date: 18th September
Writer: Andrew Kirk
We all want to believe in life after death and imagine loved ones looking over us, feel their presence in a draft of air, or the faint essence of a familiar smell. It's what we crave, knowing they wait for us. But Jack isn't waiting - they won't leave him alone. Some might call Jack a troubled soul, at odds with the world, unable to conform. If you saw him in the pub - disheveled and drunk, talking to himself - you'd stay well away, think he was disturbed somehow, crazy. But Jack has a sharp mind and a razor wit. It's not that he doesn't want to live a normal life, he can't. They won't let him.
The Messenger is the story of Jack's last melt down. A story of frustration and guilt; of love and betrayal; family and blame. How he chooses the victims he'll help next, how he, stalker-like, becomes embroiled in their lives. In this case, Mark, a journalist brutally murdered in the local park and his television presenter wife, Sarah, to whom he's desperate to say one last goodbye.
As Jack gets closer to Sarah, obsessed with passing on Mark's message, he discovers their perfect life wasn't all it was cracked up to be. They had secrets and lies just like any couple; the only problem is that Mark didn't know about them. It's the shock of that discovery that finally pushes Jack over the edge. But there is hope... When Jack's estranged sister, Emma, gets in touch, Jack starts to remember the past they shared together and as the memories come flooding back, he starts to confront the truth about the death of his father. Maybe this time he can start to believe it wasn't his fault? Maybe this time his father will finally turn up and set him free?
Andrew TiernanJack's Dad
David O'HaraDCI Keane
Deirdre O'KaneJack's Mum
Alex WyndhamMartinView full cast and crew