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Howard drives his partner Joseph to hospital to undergo a high risk operation and the intimacy of the car, alongside a long forgotten mix tape, sees the masculinity of their forty year relationship start to yield.

Written and directed by Thom Petty (Chaconne, Best Short Film Screenplay Amsterdam International Film Festival), TICKER focuses on a mature, gay couple living a contained life in rural Staffordshire as they face the jeopardy of ill health. 

Produced by Margaret Milner Schmueck at Split Second Films,


TICKER was funded by the BFI and completed shooting in November 2022.

TICKER will shortly embark on its film festival run. Please contact for further details and a screener link.

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