WILL YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS?
Director & Director of Photography
Blackmagic Pocket 4k Cinema Camera
"Will You Have Any Regrets ?" was created on the brink of losing my aunt to lung disease. It now lives as the final voicemail to her that I would never make. We had a falling out and hadn't spoken in years, and I always felt guilty that my mother distanced herself from her sister in my defense. As I watched my mother grieve her baby sister, I felt that maybe my parents' lives would be easier if I wasn't around to make things worse. My aunt's death came shortly after the 7th anniversary of her brother's suicide which last rocked our family. I found myself spiraling and experiencing a new kind of grief. I felt so profoundly different than how I felt after my uncle's death. It was a different kind of helplessness: met with an adult-like perception of loss I hadn't had before. At the center of "Will You Have Any Regrets ?" is a story of depression, guilt, fear, and how life becomes a limbo of waiting for the next horrifying phone call when death becomes all you know.
"Will You Have Any Regrets makes for a hard-hitting watch and its intimate depiction of the rawness of fresh grief may hit too close to home for some, but its value lies in the honest sincerity displayed in its direction and the catharsis reached in seeing bereavement represented through art. This touching short succeeds in creating an empathetic, helpful viewing experience for any individual who has lost a loved one and Eámonn must be commended for his courage to share his story with the world." - ⭑⭑⭑⭑ U.K. Film Review