Sneak Peek: The Other Half
Nickie Bellow (Tom Cullen) is a self-destructive drifter, ever mourning the disappearance of his younger brother. Having abandoned a life of promise in his native UK, he has spent the inaugural years of adulthood drowning grief in alcohol and violence. By the 5th anniversary of his brother’s disappearance he has reached his nadir – fired from his menial job, he is poised once again for an aimless life. Then he meets Emily (Tatiana Maslany) and the two form an immediate, inseparable bond – it is love at first sight deepened by a shared sense of sorrow. Enamored with each other, they expedite the standard rituals of a ‘normal’ relationship. Drunk on the intoxication of an accelerated young love, they consume each other ravenously, accustomed to the fleeting and transitory, untrusting of permanence. After a short amount of time, his PTSD and her bipolar disorder surface complicating their new-found intimacy. They have a connection deeper than anything they could have imagined; it’s the two of them against the world. For Nickie and Emily, time does not heal all wounds, but could real love indeed conquer all?
Written and directed by Joey Klein, THE OTHER HALF follows a grief-stricken man and a bipolar woman who fall in love and attempt to forge a simple life together. The film stars Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey, Weekend) and Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black, Two Lovers and a Bear).
Starring: Tatiana Maslany, Tom Cullen, Suzanne Clément, and Henry Czerny
Directed by: Joey Klein
Written by: Joey Klein
Produced by: Nicole Hilliard-Forde, Jonathan Bronfman, and Joey Klein
Distributor: Brainstorm Media
Release Date: March 10, 2017
Runtime: 103 minutes