The Inuring tells the story of Aleisha, an eighteen-year-old girl who shares the family home with her twenty-five-year-old sister Claudette.
Ever since their Father passed away three years ago, the rift between the sisters has grown wider. Aloof to the outbursts and moods of her troubled younger sister, Claudette has instead turned her focus to transforming the once modern home with a vintage decor. She has one room left to infiltrate with her passion for nostalgia, Aleisha’s. But that room is already consumed by nostalgia, with Aleisha’s ache for the protective Father they have lost. Having raised his girls alone, the fragile Aleisha has been left to fend for herself and has been losing the battle.
After years of avoiding Claudette’s remonstrations, Aleisha reluctantly opens up, and their fractured past is finally dragged out into the light.
UNITED KINGDOM, 2016
James Hughes is an award-winning director, writer. His debut short film, The Stars & The Stones, was an official selection of Calgary International Film Festival and Raindance Film Festival. Hughes directed Golden Globe nominee Tobias Menzies (Outlander (14)) in his latest environmental short film, The Velvet Abstract (16). The short film is scored by renowned French composer Jean-Pascal Beintus, who has worked on films including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (11), Argo (12), The Imitation Game (14), The Danish Girl (15).