The Best Man

Feature Film, The Terence McDonald Collection
Directed by:
Joe Mahon
Produced by:
Terence McDonald


1 hour 23 mins

A feature-length black comedy drama set in Derry about alcohol and relationshipsas heavy drinking and hapless best man Billy tries to corrupt his newly sober friend, the groom, on his wedding day. Produced, shot and edited by Terence McDonald. 

Billy (Seamus Ball) is an inveterate drinker and gambler who lives with his mother. The last of his circle of friends is about to marry and, much to his annoyance, he has been asked to perform the duties of best man. Jamesie (Dennis McGowan) has sworn off alcohol under pressure from his bride, but the resulting tensions cause arguments between the couple. Billy’s drinking and joking act as a cover for some deep regrets about his past, and his determination to drag Jamesie away from his new wife and towards the bar will test the old and new relationships.  

This film is part of The Terence McDonald Collection. To watch more of the collection click here.