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Tommy's Honour (2016) Directed By Jason Connery At UK Cinemas

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2017-07-05
Jason Connery Tommys Honour film
Tommy's Honour (2017) - The Pride of a Father. The Love of a Wife. The Sould of a Rebel. The Heart of a Champion. - is a new drama film directed by Jason Connery (his 5th film at the helm) based on the inspiring true story of the Morris family starring Peter Mullan (War Horse), Jack Lowden (’71), Ophelia Lovibond (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park). The film premieres at selected cinemas in the UK on 7th July 2017 (see listing below).

FSWL contributor Brian Smith, our man in Scotland who attended the gala premiere for the film on 30th June 2017 at New Picture House in St. Andrews with yours truly, commented:

"A beautifully shot movie that recreates late 1800s St. Andrews, including the Old Course and Royal & Ancient. The film showcases a cast and director at the top of their game."

Synopsis:
Based on the powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom and “Young” Tommy Morris, TOMMY’S HONOUR recounts the life of the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf.

As their fame grew, Tom and Tommy, considered by many to be Scotland’s Golf royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father’s success, Tommy’s talent and fame grew to outshine his father’s accomplishments and respect as founder of the Open Championship in 1860 with a series of his own triumphs. But in contrast to Tommy’s public persona, his personal turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against both the aristocracy who gave him opportunity, and the parents who shunned his passionate relationship with his wife.

The poignant drama serves as both a deeply affecting tribute to a true sporting pioneer, and a testament to the unique bond between father and son.

Official UK trailer:


Film details:
Runtime: 112 minutes
Language: English
Distributor: Thunderbird Releasing
US cinema release: April 14, 2017
UK cinema release: July 7, 2017 (originally premiered as the openiing film of Edinburgh International Film Festival on 15th June 2016)
Awards to date: Best Feature Film - BAFTA Scotland Awards

Jason Connery, Jim Kreutzer & Jack Lowden (Feature Film) with citation readers Barbara Broccoli & Paul McGuigan
Director Jason Connery, Producer Jim Kreutzer & actor Jack Lowden with citation readers Barbara Broccoli & Paul McGuigan. Photo by Andy Buchanan. Copyright © 2017 BAFTA. All rights reserved.

Tommy's Honour screenings at UK cinemas from 7th July 2017


England:
>Curzon Mayfair + Q&A screening with director Jason Connery on Friday 7 July at 6.20pm

Scotland:
>Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen
>Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy
>Cineworld, Aberdeen Queens Links
>Cineworld, Edinburgh
>Cineworld, Falkirk
>Cineworld, Glasgow Renfrew Street
>Cineworld, Silverburn Glasgow
>Dundee Contemporary Arts
>Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
>Empire Clydebank
>Glasgow Film Theatre
>Macroberts Arts Centre, Stirling
>Mareel Cinema, Shetland
>New Picture House, St. Andrews
>Odeon, Ayr
>Odeon, Braehead
>Odeon, Dundee
>Odeon, Dunfermline
>Odeon, East Kilbride
>Odeon, Edinburgh, Fort Kinnard
>Odeon, Edinburgh, Lothian Road
>Odeon, Glasgow Quay
>Odeon, Westerhailes
>Perth Playhouse
>Showcase, Glasgow
>Showcase, Paisley
>Studio Cinema Dunoon
>Waterfront Cinema, Greenock
>Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
>Edinburgh Omni
>Vue Hamilton
>Vue Inverness
>Vue Livingston
>Vue Stirling

Ireland:
>IMC Dun Laoghaire
>Vue Dublin

About Director Jason Connery:
Jason Connery started directing feature films six years ago through his production company Unconditional Entertainment. He directed and produced his first film Pandemic, which was sold worldwide, and led to the Sony release of his second film, The Devil’s Tomb, starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Ron Perlman and Ray Winstone. Connery then went on to direct Syfy’s highest viewed film of the year, 51, starring Bruce Boxleitner, and John Shea. His most recent film, based on a true story, The Philly Kid, was made for Warner Brothers, produced by Joel Silver, and starred Wes Chatham, Neal McDonough, and Michael Jai White.

Connery has also been an actor for over thirty years, appearing in more than 100 films and television shows. While he continues to act, he is also commissioned to travel countrywide utilizing his expertise in teaching on camera seminars. Additionally, Connery has directed many plays throughout his career and founded Short Mondays, a venue for artists to exhibit their short films. Connery is perfectly suited to tell this story, having been educated in, and currently owning a cottage in Scotland. He grew up on a golf course playing with his father, Sean Connery, whose well-documented passion for the game has been a wonderful asset. Sean has lent his knowledge and storytelling abilities to Tommy’s Honour, working with Jason to craft such a dramatic and personal story between a father and son.

Connery has a number of films in the works, including Lion’s Den, but Tommy’s Honour is a huge priority. Jason was excited to direct Tommy’s Honour: “It’s a fantastic story, a father and son love story, with golf being the backdrop. Also we shot in my native country of Scotland, what could be better?!!”

Jason Connery directs Peter Mullan on the set of Tommy's Honour
Jason Connery directs Peter Mullan on the set of Tommy's Honour in Scotland. Copyright © 2017 Thunderbird Releasing. All rights reserved.

Anders Frejdh, Jason Connery and Brian Smith attend Tommy's Honour premiere at New Picture Cinema in St. Andrews
FSWL founder Anders Frejdh, director Jason Connery and FSWL contributor Brian Smith at the gala premiere of Tommy's Honour at New Picture Cinema in St. Andrews on 30th June 2017. Copyright © From Sweden with Love.

Jack Lowden, Therese Bradley and Jason Connery attend Tommy's Honour premiere at New Picture Cinema in St. Andrews
Jack Lowden, Therese Bradley and Jason Connery at the gala premiere of Tommy's Honour at New Picture Cinema in St. Andrews on 30th June 2017. Copyright © From Sweden with Love. All rights reserved.

For more information about Tommy's Honour visit the official Tommy's Honour site.

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