WHO’S IN IT?
Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur), Keith Allen (The Others), Natalie Gavin (The Arbor), Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary), Sarah Solemani (The Bad Education Movie), Ewan Stewart (Titanic), Laurie Ventry (The Magdalene Sisters), Stephen Tompkinson (Harrigan), Gina McKee (In the Loop)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Jake Gavin (film debut), director, writer; Stephen Malit (Oil City Confidential), producer; Emily Barker (film debut), composer; David Raedeker (My Brother the Devil), cinematographer; Guy Bensley (Johnny English Reborn), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Hector McAdam (Mullan) has traded in his once comfortable life for one that is lived primarily on motorways and service stations. Homeless and relying on the kindness of others for food and shelter, he begins to make his annual pilgrimage from Scotland to a temporary Christmas shelter in London, where he likes to find the very best of people and environments. On his journey, he decides to reconnect with his former life and family, the events of which lead to the reveal of why he has chosen a derelict life to begin again with…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
A real gem of an independent movie by first-time filmmaker Jake Gavin, Hector is the powerful and quietly comforting study of a man who has given up everything but wishes to make amends in the season of goodwill.