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Short Film – Past Pupil



TITLE: Past Pupil

Funded by: Filmbase/ RTÉ Short Film Award scheme

Director: Graham Cantwell
Writer: Brian Timmons
Producer: Clara La Combre Tamara Anghie
Production Company: Triangle Films

Running Time: 13 Mins
Year: 2005
Language: English

Key Cast: Joe McKinney, Cain Williams, Tommy O’Neill
DOP: Fergal O’Hanlon


The story of Past Pupil is an exploration of the affect of mental abuse in the classroom, and one young man’s struggle to come to terms with encountering his tormentor in adult life. It is told from the point of view of Cassidy, a door to door knife salesman who has learned to live with the abuses he suffered as a child and now leads a relatively successful life.