Sugar (2009) 

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Andrew John Rainnie

Sugar tells the story of Lyle Tate, an ordinary man viciously attacked in his own home by a mysterious masked intruder. He is left with physical scars and develops acute agoraphobia - a fear of the outside. Cocooned in his own little world, Lyle survives through strict repetition in the mundane enclosure of his home. However, when his shopping delivery arrives with the wrong kind of sugar, Lyle is soon forced to overcome his past fears and face his worst enemy... himself. Unable to escape the shackles of his paranoia, it is only through the kindness of a stranger that Lyle finds the power to move beyond the walls of his self-styled prison.

Andrew John Rainnie

I'm from the town of Renfrew, Scotland, and graduated from The University Of Glasgow in 2003, with a Joint Honours degree in English Literature and Film & TV Studies. Since then I have also gained a Postgraduate degree in Screenwriting from Bournemouth University, and worked in London as a media monitor, script reader, writer and filmmaker. In 2011 I quit my life to travel the world, publishing my experiences in his travelogue "My Right Leg Is Tastier Than My Left," available on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and Barnes & Noble. I also love dogs.

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on December 06, 2012 at 11:34am

I just watched this today and it was great. They story is interesting and worth watching .


on December 10, 2012 at 2:27am

Thanks John, glad to hear its found an audience :-)


on October 11, 2012 at 7:07pm

an excellent film.
Great shots and sequencing, although the dubbing of the sound effects could have been a bit better, especially the speech.

worthwhile to watch.



on October 31, 2012 at 12:56am

Hey Humourous Cheese,

Thank you very much. We storyboarded it a lot, a process I continue to use as its great for small budgets. 90% f the sound we recorded proved to be useless, so everything was redone, but not to any high standard. It was a sharp lesson in the importance of sound.

Thanks again.


on September 08, 2012 at 10:06am

Very interesting story. I really empathised with the protagonist.


on September 20, 2012 at 3:26pm

Thanks Digrifter. The hardest part was visually pushing the characters paranoia, but the main actor Richard Jack did a fantastic job.