A young man (Colin Morgan) arrives in Blackpool, England, the seaside town of his childhood. Unable to reconcile the happy memories of his past with the bleak reality of the present – he determines to end his life.

But can a chance encounter with a girl (Kerrie Hayes) also in trouble be enough to pull him back from the brink of suicide and give him hope for the future?

This is a story of despair and hope, when what seems like an end is really a beginning and how a chance encounter with a stranger can help you find your place in the world.

THE LAUGHING KING is a 15 minute short film that touches on the complex and wide-reaching issue of male suicide. It has been endorsed by the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a registered charity which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK.

Official Selection for London Short Film Festival 2016

Director : Lindy Heymann
Staring : Coling Morgan & Kerrie Hayes
Sound Design : Tom Joyce & Echoic Audio
Produced whilst working at Factory