Directed by Henry Gale
TOGETHER, THEY SMOKE is the story of a depressed young man. Following a failed suicide attempt, he must contend with the dysfunctions of his family, a cardboard coffin, and his own anxiety in order to say goodbye to his terminally ill mother.
Henry is a short film-maker, animator and writer, living in Bath. Since the age of 15, he’s dealt with tough issues through his work. Having tackled hard-hitting subjects such as toy dog attacks, semi-nude vampire hunting, and perilous journeys to buy milk, he’s decided it’s about time to depict something lighter; the death of his Mum. He’s delighted to have been chosen by shortFLIX, and is hoping that his film Together They Smoke can open a dialogue surrounding the tricky topics of death, cancer and suicide, whilst also raising the occasional smile. He’s very excited to get started.