Short | 4 minutes | Trinidad and Tobago | English
Conrad Parris, Cecilia Salazar
ABOUT THE FILM
When a tempered rock icon is confronted with an unlikely souvenir from his outrageous past, he is enticed to return to his true nature.
Robert Macfarlane is a narrative director from the United Kingdom, previously based in Trinidad and Tobago. He has a degree in Digital Film and Television from the London South Bank University and has worked extensively in the film and television industry both in the UK and the Caribbean.
Directing for over 15 years he has many broadcast and festival credits to his name.
Robert has written and directed several short films, including Jab in the Dark, winner of the People’s Choice award at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2013, A Bess Pelau, Christmas Mugs and Still Life with Bench.
Robert has directed dozens of music videos, commercials and biographical films which have found their way to channels such as the, MTV, the Box, and VH1. Projects range from the emotional biography of construction tycoon Emile Elias, exploring the 50 years of history behind his businesses and family life to the harrowing music video All the Wars for the popular indie band Pineapple Thief.
Gaining even more experience with storytelling, Robert has also edited several feature films such as The Lies We Tell and the acclaimed Green Days by the River both of which premiered at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2017 and the multi-awarding feature film Sally’s Way in 2014 which premiered at the Seattle Children International Film Festival in 2015. To date it has won the Global Zoom Feature Film Prize and best actress prize in the Pan-African Film Festival based in Cannes 2015.
Robert is currently developing several new projects, most notably is the film Wishing for Wings. This heart-wrenching drama feature film set in a Trinidadian youth prison tells the tale of an inspirational journey to freedom for a group of young inmates. Additionally, he is currently board member of the Trinidad and Tobago Animators Network (TTAN).