MARCO (22 min)
Omar lives a lonely life in London. He's been in the city for over a decade, and spends his days working and ignoring his mother's phone calls. One evening, he reaches for his phone and invites over a young man that catches his eye: a Spanish sex worker called Marco. But as their night together progresses, Omar gets much more than he paid for. A story about alienation and the search for intimacy in modern-day London, as well as a meditation on the pain of loss and exile, ‘Marco’ is also a universal story of that most simple and intangible of desires: the need for human connection and the subtle, radical changes it can bring.
Written and Directed by Saleem Haddad
Producer: Jack Casey
Director of Photography: Deepa Keshvala
Cast: Zed Josef (Omar); Marwan Kaabour (Marco)