Phil Collins

Tomorrow Is Always Too Long

UK 2014, 82 min"Phantasm and Politics Special"

82 min

Tomorrow Is Always Too Long is a love letter to Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. Developed over the course of a year with various local communities, it paints a portrait of daily life as seen through the scope of human experience, from birth and youth through education and the criminal justice system to old age. The film is built around musical sequences starring non-professional singers accompanied by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra; public-access-style broadcasts with a cast of Glaswegians from every walk of life; and a series of intricate short animations depicting a night out on the town. The improbable lovechild of musicals and documentary, late-night television and silhouette animation, Tomorrow Is Always Too Long defies classification and embarks on an immersive, hypnotic trip into the heart of the city. Short documentary about the film and the outdoor screening in Glasgow (2014).

Production: Shady Lane Productions. Commisioned by The Common Guild for Festival 2014. Supported by the Goethe-Institut Glasgow. With support of the Capital Cultural Fund and House on Fire.


Cast: Molly Christie, Kate Dickie, Mick Harden, Grace Kabonga, Alex Large, Gabriel Quigley, James Martin, Liane Sommers, Amber Walker, George Wilson / Director of Photography: Michael McDonough, A.S.C. / Sound design: Jochen Jezussek / Editors: Cristovao A. dos Reis, Casey Raymond / Silhouette Animation: Matthew Robins / Music: Cate Le Bon / Performed by: Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Original Soundtrack: Barry Burns / Producers: Sinisa Mitrovic, Angela Murray / Script: Phil Collins, Ewan Morrison / Director: Phil Collins


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