What is the movie Tommy about?

What is the movie Tommy about? Tommy the movie produced by Darren Mort, tells the emotionally-charged story of a young boy and his imaginary friend who are caught in the middle of a bitter custody battle.
What is the movie Tommy about? Tommy the movie produced by Darren Mort, tells the emotionally-charged story of a young boy and his imaginary friend who are caught in the middle of a bitter custody battle.

What is the movie Tommy about?

Tommy the movie narrates the intense tale of a young boy who finds himself in the crossfire of a bitter custody dispute.

Tommy seeks refuge from his distress by retreating into a fantastical world within a submarine, but as his parents’ conflict escalates to a climax, reality and fantasy disastrously intersect.

Tommy the Movie, available on iTunes, portrays Tommy’s anxiety over a custody battle. Darren, also the Founding Director of the not-for-profit To Be Loved Network, uses his professional and creative work to champion children’s rights and combat domestic violence.

His book “Tommy and Tiger Terry” and Tommy the movie serve as tools for change, shedding light on the often-overlooked victims of family separation – the children.

Tommy the movie produced by Darren Mort, tells the emotionally-charged story of a young boy  caught in the middle of a bitter custody battle.

Tommy escapes his trauma by entering a dream-like world set inside a submarine, but as the feud between his parents reaches a climax, both Tommy’s worlds collide.

“Tommy” was directed by Scott Dale and Darren Mort served as the executive producer. Darren is a Family Law Barrister based in Melbourne, Victoria, with over 30 years of experience. He is an Accredited Arbitrator and Mediator who practices in the areas of Intervention Orders, DeFacto Property, Domestic Violence, and Same Sex De Facto relationships.

“Tommy” has been recognised in various film festivals, including Flickerfest 2020, ARFF Paris International Awards 2020, Washington DC International Film Festival 2020, LA Shorts Awards 2020, and St Kilda Film Festival 2020. It has won several awards, including Best Short Film at LA Shorts 2020 and Long Story Shorts 2020.

The film is part of Darren’s broader efforts to give children a voice while navigating parental separation. Through his work with the To Be Loved Network, Darren advances resources and support for children affected by parental separation, advocating for a system that prioritises their emotional and psychological well-being.

“Tommy”is available for viewing on iTunes.  The cast of Tommy include Ari Newman as Tommy, Simone Ball as Ally, Tommy’s mother, Stephen Degenaro as Sam, Tommy’s father, Darren Mort as Tiger Terry, Tommy’s imaginary friend, and Janet Watson Kruse as Tommy’s therapist.

Darren Mort has produced several other films, including:

  1. “Finding Dan” (2021)
  2. “Degree of Separation” (2016)
  3. “The Pharmacist” (2015)

Darren is currently in pre-production with his next movie, Millie.

Millie the movie explores themes of family dynamics, the impact of parental conflict on children, and the power of imagination as a means of escape and expression. It’s a poignant story that highlights the complexities of relationships and the resilience of a young girl navigating through it all.

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