Mark O’Connor’s Stalker has just been selected to have its international premiere at the Killer Film Festival (25 – 26 October) in Boston.
O’Connor’s third feature stars John Connors as quiet homeless man Oliver Nolan who wanders the streets of Dublin and starts a friendship with a young disaffected teenager named Tommy (Barry Keoghan). Tommy’s mother is an addict who owes money to Tommy’s Uncle Rudyard (Peter Coonan), an upper class drug dealer. When Oliver learns that Tommy is dealing drugs for Rudyard he begins to stalk Rudyard and his gang of criminals. Through flashbacks to Oliver’s childhood we learn how he became homeless and mentally ill. As Tommy’s mother’s drug habit increases Oliver finds himself having to rescue Tommy from his situation while also facing up to his past demons