Interview with Filmmaker Eámonn Wrightstone (A PLACE TO HIDE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

A PLACE TO HIDE, 11min., USA, Drama
Directed by Eámonn Wrightstone
Charlie and his mother, Laura, are on the brink of poverty, living out of a motel room they rent monthly. His mother, in late-stage dementia, requires constant care; leaving him unable to work. Receiving no help from his absent father, Charlie resorts to sex work at night to get the money he needs to care for his mother.

Get to know the filmmaker:

1. What motivated you to make this film?

I started the conceptual process in January 2021. We have off for the month of January in school so I pretty much locked myself in my room and put together the story I wanted to tell. I knew from the beginning I wanted to shoot with one lens and on wide shots the entire time. I had just seen Dana H by Luca Hnath, and watched Yi…

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