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When Mary returns home from her weekly game of tennis, she encounters Jerry in the midst of robbing her. Not knowing what will happen to her, she resorts to her only defense; to talk to him. However what begins from a trivial conversation quickly turns into an intriguing confrontation where both Jerry and Mary learn a few truths about each other. Based on a true story.

Tennis premiered at Palm Springs International Shortfest 2013 to critical acclaim.


A film by Alastair Gourlay

Starring Joseph Gilgun & Jacqueline Leonard

Written, produced & directed by Alastair Gourlay

Written by Emilio Iasiello

Executive Producer Peter Snell


What critics are saying?

“…In my reviewing career, I don’t say this much: It was a pleasure to review this film and I hope to see more like it from Gourlay in the future. A fine talent.”  | 41/2* Filmmaking Review

“…so they volleyed back and forth… until this warm suspenseful film too form.” | The Palm Springs Desert Sun

“…Couple this with a brilliant script, terrific performances and a emotionally gripping narrative…” | 5* The London Film Review

“…Tennis is a strong drama, buoyed up by the strength of the leads’ performances” | Film Threat

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