2022 Festival

The Drummer and the Keeper


Lansing Public Media Center / 2500 S Washington Ave, Lansing MI 48910

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Narrative Feature, Drama, Short Film

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The Drummer and the Keeper

Gabriel is a chaotic young rock drummer desperate to hide his recent Bipolar diagnosis from his increasingly exasperated band mates. At the therapeutic mixed-ability football game he’s obliged to attend as part of his treatment Gabriel is spectacularly upended by goalkeeper Christopher, an institutionalised 17-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome. Having taken violent revenge, Gabriel faces expulsion – and the prospect of being sectioned – unless he “makes friends” with Christopher.

When the isolated and socially-inept young goalkeeper takes this grudging offer of friendship literally, Gabriel finds his footsteps dogged and secrets threatened by an embarrassingly eager and dangerously tactless new disciple.

Nick Kelly / 2017 / 92 minutes / English / Ireland

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Almost Human

In this surreal drama about modern day communication, technophobe, Vincent, struggles to make a meaningful connection with two women dependent on their cell phones.

Ian Hall / 2018 / 7 minutes / English / United States