The Drummer and the Keeper is coming to DVD, and we’ve got prizes to celebrate.
Drummer Gabriel (Dermot Murphy), recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, is forced to curb his erratic behaviour when his therapist changes his medication and insists he join a special football team. When he meets goalkeeper Christopher (Jacob McCarthy), a 17-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome, a fraught relationship gradually develops into a firm friendship as each learns to respect the other’s foibles.
Writer/director/composer Nick Kelly captures the mental health pitfalls of a rock’n’roll lifestyle with sharp insight, while his portrait of a young man with Asperger’s, drawn with affection and deep understanding, is perfectly observed.
The Drummer and the Keeper is out on DVD from the 17th of November and we’ve got copies to give away. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer the question and fill in the form below. Terms and conditions apply.
Q. Who directed The Drummer and the Keeper?
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This competition closes on the 27th of November 2017, the winners will be notified by email thereafter.
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