Red Herring

Red Herring

25th TiDF: European Premiere

Aged 24, Kit was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor. In a small town on the South Coast of England, his dad Lawrence, still struggling to come to terms with his own dramatic family secret, throws himself into a series of obscure diversion tactics. From growing cannabis in his spare room, to relinquishing his lifelong atheism and secretly attending a local synagogue; he begins to transform his identity for good. His mum – with whom Kit has a strained relationship – is a community nurse who spends her time caring for dying patients but can’t cope with the idea of living through the death of her son. She must find a way to reconnect with him before time runs out. What follows is Kit’s journey into the depths of the soul. As both filmmaker and character, he examines the nuances of living with a terminal disease and dissects the fear that comes with it. The film weaves a tapestry of each character's experience, unraveling from a single moment that tore their lives apart, and creates a powerful portrait of a dysfunctional family battling with issues of spirituality, kinship, and death, whilst proving that humor and love always prevail.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Kit Vincent
Editing: Hattie Brooks-Ward, David Higgs
Music: Xav Clarke
Production: Good Kid Films
Producers: Edward Owles
Co-producers: Dea Gjinovci
Executive producer: Hannah Bush Bailey, Alex Lieberman, Gary Lieberman, Jez Lewis, Rachel Wexler
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: UK, Switzerland
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 94'
Contact: Cinephil

Kit Vincent


2023 Red Herring