One man faces the tormenting memories of a past relationship in the new short film, “This Idea of Us.”
The film, directed by Geej Ower, sees one man combating (both literally and figuratively) the presence of a former male lover, as he aimlessly drifts through a sparsely-decorated house.
The scenes are set to the haunting melody of Jono McCleery’s song “This Idea Of Us.” As the man staggers about, fighting back ghosts and his own crippling addictions to alcohol and drugs, McCleery’s lyrics softly bleat in the background:
As strong as you seemYou’ve only seen my softer sideYou’re falling for meand I ought to hideCos you don’t know methough you confide in thisideaof us
The video perfectly captures that particular type of melancholic pain that exists at the intersection of reality and memory in the wake of a breakup. It’s both stark and incredibly moving.
Check out the video below!
And for the original song: