RUE – Award Winning Short Film (2019) by Sean Treacy


[LAUGHING] Do you remember that time you swallowed a marble in first class? – Ah, come on, I was in first class. – Still. How do you even swallow a marble? Cheers. – For what? – Convincing my mum. – [CHUCKLES] Is she that bad? What do you even study for? – Dunno. She just hands me sheets and expects me to learn them. – And, do you? Want you back for the essays now x Where are you going? – My mum wants me back. – Bro, we’ve been here for like, two minutes. – She can’t wait, Luke. – Just five more minutes, then! – She can’t wait! How was maths? – Not great. Mum won’t be happy. – Any idea of a result? – A high B? – A high B and she still won’t… [EXHALES] Anyways… What do you think about Luke’s news? – What? – Luke. He’s leaving. Heading across the country apparently. – Oh. She can’t wait! You wouldn’t understand. You don’t even have a mum anyways. There you go. You’ll be done in a bit! Yes! Get in! Rue=To bitterly regret something So that was the school. They say you’ve, um, changed? You’re angry? Is there something going on, Dan? – You… you know Luke? Hiya, this is John. Daniel’s dad. [CHUCKLES] Yeah, yeah, no, no worries. Listen, em I just want to have a quick chat about something. Do I have to go? – You can’t let him leave like this. Look, Dan, you made a mistake. The best thing you can do is apologise. Your mam will pick you up tomorrow, okay? Look, he’s gonna be gone before you know it, so, try and keep that in mind tonight. – Alright. See you. Cheers. – For what? – Convincing my mum. – [CHUCKLES] Is she that bad? What do you even study for? – Dunno. She just hands me sheets and expects me to learn them. – And… do you? Want you back for the essays now x Where are you going? – My mum wants me back. – Bro, We’ve been here for, like, two minutes. – She can’t wait, Luke. – Just five more minutes, then! – She can’t wait! You wouldn’t understand. You don’t even have a mum anyways. I… I didn’t… mean… – No. You wouldn’t understand. RUE Written, directed and edited by With special thanks to

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