26th March: available here from 4.25pm
A short film by Cameron McCauley.
Matt rushes into the hospital to visit his dying father: a man he hasn’t seen in 20 years. What is there left to say? Do they have anything in common?
Loss and loneliness permeate this quiet drama. The Absentee tells the story of Matt Turner, a young man called to the deathbed of the father who abandoned him twenty years earlier. As Matt sits in the hospital, with no chance of an excuse or apology from his father, he must decide if he can move on regardless or remain stuck in the past.
The directorial debut from Cameron McCauley.