"THIS IS A FILM TO SEEK OUT." - Screen Robot
Tom is intent on killing himself...but he's not very good at it. After several failed attempts, he winds up in sessions with the disinterested psychologist Dr Watson, while plotting the spectacular suicide. You might find yourself rooting for Tom as he is challenged in the most unexpected ways by the obtuse, faintly hostile and persistently unusual relationships that form against his will - until you remember what his goal is. Sarcasm and bona fide Scottish humour are the order of the day in this straight-talking, incisive and ultimately warm-hearted take on the darkest of subjects.
Graham has been directing for 10 years, and in that time he's worked on everything from features to vines. His first feature The Big Slick opened the Loch Ness Film Festival in 2012 and garnered a BAFTA New Talent award for writing for him and his two co-writers.
Following that in 2014, his second feature film A Practical Guide to a Spectacular Suicide had its world premiere in California at the Academy Award-qualifying Cinequest Film Festival, and its UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. There it was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film and went on to be nominated for a further two BAFTA New Talent awards (for the Fiction, and Acting categories).
In 2015 his short horror film Tonight, was selected for broadcast on BBC3’s horror compilation programme, The Fear. After being selected for the BBC Writersroom scheme, Fast and Funny in 2016, Graham's been making short comedy films for the BBC. His online work has garnered over 10 million views and been featured in Time, Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post and many others. Most recently he's been commissioned to direct music videos, with his latest for Danish DJ Snavs and Spinnin’ Records reaching 300,000 views online and being selected for the Glasgow Short Film Festival. Alumnus of the EIFF Talent Lab and the GMAC Foot in the Door scheme, Graham is currently developing a third feature, pitching for music video commissions and continuing to write and direct short films for BBC Scotland’s online platforms.