2019 Award

We are happy to announce the winner for the Southside Filmmaker Award 2019 was Douglas Sannachan for his film ‘Acheron’. Acheron (6’57”, writer/director Douglas Sannachan)


Acheron explores the links between stressful events in childhood to abuse and addictive behaviours such as drinking, smoking, substance misuse and gambling in adulthood. Through the eyes of a young man the film explores the power of the demons of addiction within a father and son relationship. Ultimately, during a stay in hospital where he experiences kindness, the young man realises that he can make choices in his life and he can decide whether or not to follow his father’s destructive path.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_CdZ6C8k9o