Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions





After difficult childhoods, Mary and Eddie Lynott led different lives. Mary ran away to a
rootless life. Eddie settled into conventional family life. Broke and alone years later,
Mary returned home. After Superstorm Sandy, Eddie visits Mary and helps repair the
damaged Lynott family bungalow. They recall their past and discover untapped emotion
that leaves them changed by visit's end.

Production and Distribution

Production Company: Ships in the Night Film
Film Exports/Worldwide Sales: Gonella Productions


Eddie Lynott - James McCaffrey
Mary Lynott - Peggy Gormley
Bartender - Brian Burchill
Radio Announcer - Kevin Boyle

Main Credits

Director: Ben Stamper
Screenplay: Peggy Gormley
Producers: Peggy Gormley and James McCaffrey
Co-Produced by Brian Burchill
Associate Producer - Marymichael D’Onofrio
Director of Photography: Mingjue Hu
Sound: J.R. Skola
Editing: Ben Stamper
Sound Editing: Mark Tulk
Music Composer: Sounds of Water

Technical Details

Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: United States
Year: 2015
Total Running Time: 36:47
Shooting Format: Prores 2K
Color Type: Rec 709
Aspect Ratio: 16x9
Sound Format: Dolby Stereo


Fall 2014 Dean’s Faculty Grant from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Festival Selections

Williamsburg Film Festival 2015
New Filmmakers New York (Anthology Film Archive) 2016

Biographer of the Director

Ben Stamper is an award-winning filmmaker and ar4st based in the northeastern United States. His work spans narra4ve, documentary and dance film genres. With a background in fine art and music, Ben’s intui4ve approach to imagery and sound has led him to a broad range of human interests around the world. In recent years, Ben has been commissioned to create numerous short films, video installa4ons and projec4ons by The Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process Arts Series, MetLiveArts, The Armstrong Museum House and Archives, Utah State University, Grace Farms and Center for Faith & Work. Ben is also a Lincoln City Fellow and has been the ar4st-in-residence at Center for Faith & Work and Grace Farms Founda4on. He has received numerous awards for his documentary work about survivors of sextrafficking in India and Africa, as well as his films about young people on the au4sm spectrum.