Where Do We Go from Here? (2015 film)
|Where Do We Go from Here?|
|Directed by||John McPhail|
|Produced by||John McPhail|
|Written by||John McPhail|
|Music by||Tyler Collins|
|Edited by||John McPhail|
Worrying Drake Productions
Where Do We Go from Here? is a Scottish comedy feature film by John McPhail. The film centres on James (Tyler Collins) a young man who takes on the role of a janitor of a care home when his Grandad is forced into social care. It is the first feature to be directed by John McPhail.
When Jen starts her new Job as a nurse at the 'Easy Love Care Home, she is surprised to find James, a 25-year-old man living and working in the building. James and his three, elderly best friends hatch a plan to go on one last adventure and the only medical cover they can get is the one person who doesn’t want to be around old people. Will their plan go off without a hitch or is there a sell by date on adventure?
- Tyler Collins as James
- Lucy-Jane Quinlan as Jen
- Alison Peebles as Joan
- Richard Addison as Malcolm
- Maryam Hamidi as Miss Thompson
- Deirdre Murray as Nancy
- Jim Sweeney as Jim
Release and reception
The film was released on 29 October 2015 and was screened at the Sydney Indie Film Festival where it was nominated for 7 awards. Unable to attend the awards ceremony, McPhail was represented by his sister in law who happened to be travelling around Australia at the time. The film went on win three awards at the festival including Best Score, Best Supporting Actress and Best Film. Speaking to the National Newspaper about the awards success, Director John McPhail said:
"I couldn’t believe we had won for our first feature film – we were jumping about in my kitchen going crazy when we heard. I would have liked to have been there but we had so much fun in the kitchen I’m kind of glad the way it worked out."
"When people asked where we wanted the UK premiere to take place, I knew it had to be the Glasgow Film Festival - and if I was lucky it would screen in the Glasgow Film Thatre. That dream is going to become a reality and I honestly cannot wait."
|2015||Sydney Indie Film Festival||Best Film||John McPhail, Andrew Lanni, Lauren Lamarr||Won|
|Best Female Supporting Actress||Deirdre Murray||Won|
|Best Score||Tyler Collins||Won|
|Best Female Lead Actress||Lucy-Jane Quinlan||Nominated|
|Best Female Supporting Actress||Alison Peebles||Nominated|
|Best Male Lead Actor||Tyler Collins||Nominated|
|Best Editing||John McPhail||Nominated|
|2016||Bay Street Film Festival||People's Choice Award||John McPhail||Won|
|Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival||Best Original Score||Tyler Collins||Won|
|Best Actor||Tyler Collins||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor||Richard Addison||Won|
|Best Director||John McPhail||Won|
|British Academy Scotland Awards||Best Actress||Alison Peebles||Nominated|
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