Release date: 13 August 2018
Born and brought up in a secretive Catholic hostel, Regina Coeli, for single mothers in Dublin in the nineteen fifties, Gordon didn’t know any different. He had no idea what his mother had gone through before she arrived there or how hard her life was now, and he had no idea that he was a secret from her family and from everyone else in the outside world. No one outside the hostel knew that he even existed.
Secret Child is a biographical drama short film directed by Yewweng Ho and is his directing debut. The screenplay, written by Sam Hoare, is based on the memoirs from the bestselling book Secret Child by Gordon Lewis. The cinematography is by Darius Shu and the film was produced by Gordon Lewis. The film stars Fiona Glascott (Brooklyn, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ), Austin Taylor (My Cousin Rachel, Dr Who) and Aaron McCusker (Bohemian Rhapsody, Shameless), and tells the story of a single mother and her eight-year-old son meeting her man from her past after nine years.
Secret Child had its world premiere at the Hollyshorts Film Festival in 2018 and was nominated for Best Period Piece. The film had its London premiere at New Renaissance Film Festival, in which it won Best Debut Film and Irish premiere at Kerry Film Festival. The film won over 20 international awards. Learn more at secretchild.com.