June 3, 2022 5:30pm MAYSLES CINEMA

  • Director: Grant Taylor
  • NE Premiere
  • United Kingdom, 2021, 18min
  • Category: Short


‘Ecstasy’ is a comedy-drama about a disabled father and his son’s crazy attempt to buy drugs so the Dad can dance with his wife at her birthday party, one last time. What could possibly go wrong? Inspired by the real life revelation that ecstasy can temporarily alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease


Grant is a writer and director with a passion for telling upbeat stories about disability and care. His award-winning shorts have screened at BAFTA, BFI and festivals worldwide. He’s directed LGBTQ+ series ‘Flatshare’, web series #Reality, award-winning short ‘Emigrant’ and his latest film ‘Ecstasy’ is a heartfelt adventure about a disabled father and son’s attempt to buy drugs so the Dad can dance with his wife… one last time.

    • Grant Taylor
      Emigrant, Shortcutz
    • Emily Wylie
      A very British Scandal, This is Going to Hurt
    • Brian Bovell
      Key Cast
      Pan, Love Actually, Secret & Lies, The Witches, Shadow and Bone, Unforgotten, Strike, Coronation Street, Holby, Doctors,
    • Holli Dempsey
      Key Cast
      “Gary the Drug Dealer”
      Harlots, Black Mirror, After Life, Derek, People Just Do Nothing, Ghosts, I hate Suzie, Plebs, The Aliens, Dad’s Army, Call the Midwife, Doctor Who
    • Nathan Bryon
      Key Cast
      Benidorm, Some Girls, Bloods, Ghosts, Casualty
    • Hilary Tones
      Key Cast
      Wire in the Blood, Bliss! Eastenders, Criminal Justice, Holby
    • Laura-June Hudson
      Key Cast
      “Granny Mo”
      Johnny English Strikes Again, Four Weddings and a Funeral, This Country, Derek
    • Hamish Anderson
    • Elena Muntoni
      Production Designer
    • Gonçalo Sa Correia
    • Otto Rodd
      Rare Beasts, Annihilation, Baby Driver, Mission Impossible Fallout
    • Alexandra Hamilton- Ayres
    • Chiara Cabri
      Re-Recording Mixer
    • Martha Luigujõe
      Sound Recordist
    • Cassandra Rutledge
      Sound Recordist
      Dumbo, Startstruck, Call the Midwife
    • Kashman Harris
      1st Assistant Director
      400 Bullets


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