Long Distance Information

Set on Christmas Day, between East Kilbride and London, Long Distance is a black comedy that explores the strained relationship between a father and his 20-year-old son. (Featuring music by Gruff Rhys)

  • United Kingdom
  • 2011, 8 min
  • Director: Douglas Hart
  • Director of photography: Stuart Bentley
  • Editor: Dan Robinson @ Cut & Run
  • Screenplay: Douglas Hart
  • Cast: Peter Mullan, Caroline Paterson, Alan Tripney
  • Producer: Ohna Falby, Beth Montague

Douglas Hart

Douglas Hart was the bass guitarist and founding member of the Scottish band The Jesus and Mary Chain. While in the band, Hart started to direct music videos for other acts. He went on to found his own video company and has directed over 80 music videos. His work includes promos for My Bloody Valentine, The Pet Shop Boys, Primal Scream, as well as concert videos for Stone Roses. More recently, Hart directed a documentary that aired on Channel 4, about the surviving members of the Manic Street Preachers. Hart’s latest short film, Long Distance Information, is his first drama.