It’s been a tough year for NATHAN BAIRD. A downward spiral of drinks, drugs and depression following a personal tragedy has culminated in his admittance to rehab. But, finally, things are looking up – he’s just discovered he’s being released. There’s only one problem – his release is on condition that his parents take legal responsibility. And Nathan hasn’t spoken to his father, JACK, in eight long years.
Long Road Home charts the journey of these two estranged men – the ups and downs, the jokes and jibes and fights – as they confront their pasts and their own strained relationship.
With humour and heartbreak, Long Road Home examines the often-difficult father-son relationship – in this case, one based in the stoic, taciturn masculinity of the west coast of Scotland. Bruised prides and delicate egos are forced to collide in the confined space of a beat-up old Vauxhall Astra and the miserable strip-lighting of motorway service stations. Can the two men make amends and start their relationship anew?
Richard Flynn is an award-winning scriptwriter based in Glasgow, Scotland. In 2015 his short film scriptLong Road Home won ‘Best Short Script’ at ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival. He graduated with Distinction from the celebrated MA TV Fiction Writing at Glasgow Caledonian University under a full scholarship from FremantleMedia UK. He is currently developing projects for film, TV and online.