A reformed addict creates different versions of himself in order to deal with the trauma that derailed him.

Reincarnation unravels the many lives of Mark Grouse. In his first life, he was Mark, a happy and outgoing child living in an economically depressed Dublin City. His innocence was taken from him and in the flames ‘Grousey’ was born. For years he battled addiction; heroin was the coping mechanism, followed by methadone but through a long healing process he managed to get clean. Today, everybody knows him as ‘Guze’. Guze casts himself as neither hero nor victim. He refuses to let shame control him and instead focuses on the things that fulfil him; family, street art and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

The film premiered at Cork Film Festival in 2021 and has been nominated for ‘best short documentary’ at Mayo Film Festival. Next up is Fastnet Film Festival in May. Updates to follow…

The film won three GOLD Kinsale Shark Awards

Best Short Documentary .  Best Director  .  Best Cinematography

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Born and bred in Dublin City, Gavin FitzGerald is an award winning director whose documentaries have screened globally on platforms such as Netflix, BBC, RTÉ, Showtime Television & ESPN. His first feature film, Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017), was the highest grossing Irish documentary of all time. He then went on to direct Liam Gallagher: As It Was (2019), an all-access bio on the Oasis 'rock and roll' frontman. The film won a NME award for 'Best Music Film'. His third feature film, Million Dollar Pigeons (2022), will premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto. The film was produced by Venom Films and partners with Screen Ireland, BAI, RTÉ, ZDF, ARTE, NHK & the multi academy award winning Dogwoof Films.


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