The Drummer And The Keeper OUT NOW on DVD and ON DEMAND
“I know you’re Bipolar and all, but there’s no need to be an arsehole” grumbles Eric the coach in this witty and heart-warming tale of friendship against the odds.
The Drummer And The Keeper tells the story of Gabriel, a rock’n’roll party animal newly-diagnosed with mental health issues, and Christopher, a 17-year-old goalkeeper with Asperger Syndrome who yearns to fit in. When the young drummer is prescribed a weekly dose of therapeutic football, he’s forced into the company of the isolated Christopher who’s determined to make friends with the anarchic new arrival – whether Gabriel likes it or not. It’s a meeting that will change both their lives.
Hailed as “a small marvel with a heart the size of a whale” Nick’s award-winning debut feature will be available on DVD in Supervalu, Golden Discs, Tower Records, Head, Eason, IFI, The Light House Cinema, Amazon and ebuzz.ie.
Written and directed by Nick, THE DRUMMER & THE KEEPER was produced by Kate McColgan of Calico Pictures with support from the Irish Film Board. It stars an ensemble of Irish talent, including Jacob McCarthy, Dermot Murphy, Charlie Kelly, Peter Coonan, Aoibhinn McGinnity and Annie Ryan.