Reincarnation

  • Role Director/Writer
  • Date November 2021
  • Type Short documentary

Reincarnation tells the story of Mark Grouse who, in order to deal with the trauma that he suffered as a child, created separate versions of himself. In his first life he was Mark, a happy and outgoing kid. 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 Jiu Jitsu.

The film premiered at the CORK FILM FESTIVAL in November 2021.

It has been shortlisted for a Kinsale Shark Award for:

Best Documentary Short
Best Direction
Best Cinematography (Albert Hooi)