On Holiday!

On Holiday!


    Thursday 30 September 6:30pm


85 mins

Director: Brian McGuire Country: USA
Writer: Brian McGuire Original Format: HDCAM
Dir. of Photography: Jared Varava Print Source: Brian McGuire
Producer: Bret Roberts , Logan Sparks
Cast: Whitmer Thomas, Jenn June Ross, Tipper Newton

Film Details

UK Premiere

Short Synopsis:

A young man moves to Los Angeles looking for adventure. He finds drugs, sex, and electronic blues music. What next?

Repeat Screening:

Friday 1 October 3:15 pm
Screen A
Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus,
19 Lower Regent street,

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Like countless others before them, Peyton (Whitmer Thomas) and his girlfriend decide to take their shot at the big time dream. She’s an aspiring actor and he’s an electronic musician, and if there’s anywhere they’re going to make it big, it’s Los Angeles. However innocent their intentions are when they arrive in Los Angeles, they become firmly ensconced in a circle of friends that love nothing more than losing themselves in a serious drug party. The young couple is immersed in a world of indulgence and intimacy that puts themselves, and their relationship, through the ringer.


On Holiday! is a whirlwind of personalities and interactions filmed from party to party as the couple interacts and evolves with their new big city friends. Mercifully, we’re saved the usual scenes of auditions and rejection letters as they try to launch careers as performers. On Holiday! is instead all about the private lives of the couple and how they unwittingly adapt to their ever-complicated new social scene. The film focuses on Peyton’s perspective of this new life. We see his efforts and failures as he navigates this complex new world of experiences that he is completely unequipped to deal with. All this personal and relationship growth occurs somewhere amidst the lunatic antics of their Los Angeles parties. Watch closely between the lines of drug fuelled debauchery and you’ll witness two young people growing up and figuring their shit out.


Followed by Q&A

All films to be screened at:

Apollo Cinema: Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street