This might be the first time you’ve heard the name Martha Pinson, but it’s a name you should remember! Based in New York, the screenwriter and script supervisor has worked on some of Hollywood’s biggest movies to date. A long-time collaborator with Martin Scorsese and other renowned directors, she’s been involved with Boardwalk Empire, Shutter Island, The Departed, Wall Street, and A Most Violent Year, among countless other films and TV series.
After four decades in the industry, Pinson has directorial credits to her name for a handful of shorts and plays. This year though, she brings us her award-winning debut feature Tomorrow – executive produced by Scorsese alongside Emma Tillinger Koskoff. Starring scriptwriters Sebastian Street and Stuart Brennan as two unlikely friends who bond over shared problems, the Brit drama deals with the difficulties faced by soldiers returning home from war.
Street and Brennan say they wanted to create a movie that truly means something, that matters, tackling subjects close to their heart with rounded and three-dimensional characters they could play.
Before you watch the trailer, here’s the official synopsis:
“Injured by an IED in Afghanistan, Tesla (Sebastian Street) has returned home to London, but it doesn’t feel like home anymore. Su?ering from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), with no friends or family, he is alone with his regrets and a very bleak horizon.
That is until the universe conspires to help him with an unlikely friendship. The charming and larger than life Sky (Stuart Brennan) bounds into Tesla’s world, quickly proving that friendship can be a great healer. Joy, enthusiasm and hope prove infectious and soon Tesla, not only ?nds meaning but also, a job and a girlfriend.
However, Sky is hiding a secret and it’s catching up with him fast. Even a metropolis can be a lonely place if you’re hiding from your problems. Tomorrow is a story of how friendship, love and courage can overcome great odds. Sometimes the hardest battles are fought at home and the only way out is to let others in.”
Also starring Stephanie Leonidas, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Paul Kaye, Joss Stone, James Cosmo, and Stephen Fry, Tomorrow hits UK cinemas from September 27th. Watch the trailer below.
Steven is a Scottish freelance Film & TV Journalist based in London. He earned a BA in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University before moving onto ghost-and content-writing. Steven now covers Film & TV for various websites.