SYNOPSIS: The Suffering Kind is a story about Michael Hannan, a sanitation worker in the town of Newburgh, upstate New York, who, recently sober, is getting through the days as best he can. Card games with the local priest, Father Jim, are about the height of it now as Michael whiles the hours away, his woman gone though still around, his road getting narrower, his nights longer. Father Jim is an inner city priest doing what he can for his congregation and keeping an eye on Michaels's sobriety. A chance encounter with his past sets Michael off on a journey where the past is like a sad lullaby that haunts him so close it's all he can hear. Then one morning reality comes knocking.
"After graduating from the DIT film program, Kevin won script awards from the Arts Council of Ireland and Filmbase for his short script ""Horse"" which he went on to direct. The award-winning ""Horse"" got a rare theatrical release running in the Savoy One, Dublin's premiere cinema for 6 weeks, as well as winning Best Short at the Galway Film Fleadh and Best European Short at the Premiers Plan Festival in Angers, France.
Kevin won the Irish Film Board/RTÉ script award for his second short ""A Soldier's Song"". The Film won Best Irish Short at the Cork film festival, Best of the fest at the Edinburgh film festival, was Irish Times' critic's choice for best Irish short of the year. etc Kevin wrote and directed his debut feature ""Country"" which went on to win the Galway Film Festival that year, won Best European film in Verona, Italy, was in the Official Selection, Best Director and best picture at the San Sebastion Film Festival, Spain as well as prizes at the Brussels International Film festival and Koln Conference. Kevin was lead director on the On Home Ground series, a prime time drama series produced by Little Bird for RTÉ. He directed the first two TV hours. After script editing ""Rory"" for Declan Quinn, both teamed up to realise Kevin's script ""The Suffering Kind""."
Cast/Featuring: Keith Leonard, Vahe Katros, Reagan Leonard, Ed Crawford, Ed Romanoff, Joe James, Victoria Ford.
Executive Producer(s): Demot Liddy, Richard Mulcahy, Lou Odette
Producer(s): Brian Willis, Kevin Liddy, Declan Quinn
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