Morning Is Broken

Drama | 10mins | English (UK) | 2015

Written & Directed by: Simon Anderson
Starring: Tom Frederic &

Morning Is Broken SS

As a wedding party disintegrates, Sam, a love of all things vintage, meets his brother’s friend Nick, a collector of old cars. When nick invites Sam to go for a drive, a pact is made and an adventure begins.

Why you should watch it:

  • For the frankness about weddings
  • For the simplicity
  • For hope

A little more insight…


Morning Is Broken is an understated short with beautiful shorts, good dialogue and a simple yet gripping plot.

Starting at the end of a wedding, all the characters are swiftly introduced and the two main characters are immediately thrust into that awkward wedding small talk phase, which leads to Sam being frank about them: “Weddings are weird… celebrating being normal”.

Nik is friendly enough to offer his friend’s brother a ride (to surely let the Bridge and Groom have time alone) and it soon leads to a kiss – which is expected but nonetheless sweet in how it initially plays out.

What surprised me is that Sam is the one who freaks out despite being the one who initiated the kiss, which leads to a woodland chase. Where does it end? Well they make a pact and it’s left open to the viewer to decide. Personally, with the beauty of the last shot, I have hope that something blossoms from this moment.

Things that bugged me:

  • Not knowing if they’d met before Sam went to Uni, i.e. whilst growing up
  • Not knowing why Sam doesn’t accept being gay

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