IRISH GOODBYEDirected by Adetokumboh M'Cormack
Cast: Abubakr Ali, Jack Lowe
Nizar, a young, gay, conflicted but devout Muslim refugee from Syria, spends a night out with a quixotic Irishman.
Adetokumboh M’Cormack was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone to parents who were diplomats and was raised in Nigeria and Kenya. He graduated from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film at SUNY Purchase College, where he studied acting. His credits include leading roles in movies like Battle Los Angeles and Blood Diamond and TV shows such as Lost, NCIS and Castlevania on Netflix. Wanting to tell more stories about people underrepresented in mainstream media, M’Cormack also writes, produces and directs. His first film, Irish Goodbye, was a finalist at the American Emerging Filmmaker showcase at the Cannes Film Festival this year and his most recent film, the World War I epic The German King, is set to release in 2019.
Directed by Kai Kreuser
Gay-for-pay hustler Waseem navigates life in Berlin as a Syrian refugee while negotiating the growing emotional demands of his well-to-do john.