The Hope Rooms

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The Hope Rooms – a Short Film

Directed by Sam Yates, The Hope Rooms written by David Watson is a short film commissioned by 31Productions in 2013, which was completed in early 2016. It was shot entirely on location in London and produced by Daniel-Konrad Cooper for Rather Good Films, Bill Kenwright Films and 31Productions.

International Film Festivals

Winner: Grand Prix Future Filmmaker Award, Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival 2016

Next Screening: Encounters Film Festival Bristol, Weds Sept 21st 2016


The film tells the story of estranged father, Eamonn (Ciarán Hinds), and his son, Sean (Andrew Scott), who meet up after 15 years in a cafe in London. Under the gaze of waitress Ileana (Agnieszka Grochowska), Eamonn asks to be useful again, and seeks forgiveness for his absence in Sean’s life. But past hurts are difficult to overcome, and what begins with hope ends in a wounding transaction.

Exploring shame, loneliness and forgiveness, The Hope Rooms brings two of the world’s great actors together on screen for the first time.


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Ciarán Hinds
Andrew Scott
Agnieszka Grochowska

Santiago Winder

Tika Peucelle
Obi Abili
Stavros Demetraki
Radoslaw Drozdz
Mia Austin
Mark Kavuma
Penny Collins

Directed by
Sam Yates

Written by
David Watson

Story by
David Watson and Sam Yates

Luke Bryant

Alex Baranowski

Christopher Watson

Production Design
Noam Piper

Casting director
Lucy Rands

Produced by
Daniel-Konrad Cooper
Sam Yates

Executive Producers
Bill Kenwright Films
Jan and Michael Topham
The Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation
Edgar and Judith Wallner
Anthony Salz

Stephanie Bamberg Line Producer
Sinéad O’Sullivan Costume Design
Julia Bowden Makeup Designer
Emily Dodge Makeup Artist
Lynsey Muir First Assistant Director
Joe Cox Third Assistant Director

Max Lincoln Stand-by Art Director
Lee Collins Sound Recordist
Raúl Armendáriz Second Assistant Camera (as Raul Menendez)
Sophie Baggaley DIT
James Elias Steadicam Operator
Neil Hawkins Electrician
Malte Hubner First Assistant Camera / Focus Puller
Eira Wyn Jones Second Assistant Camera
Ralph Messer First Assistant Camera
Aaron Walters Gaffer

This film pulls together an incredible cast and crew and is currently in Post Production with a view to a festival run in 2016


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The Hope Rooms

Available now at UK Amazon 

CAroline Cutmore
September 13th, 2015 at 10:25 pm

This film looks amazing! Especially with such a great cast. Please, please can you release it on DVD in the future as would love to get a copy, Hopefully it will reach a wide audience.

September 26th, 2015 at 8:03 pm

Do like our page on Facebook for updates on the film’s progress!

Eislinn Boyd
September 14th, 2015 at 5:52 am

Will we be able to purchase a DVD?

Eislinn Boyd
September 22nd, 2015 at 4:14 am

Can’t wait!