Aspects of my being
Clarity, at last
A window, in a wall of defence.
Open it gently...
feel free to peer within
For, behind the glass lies deconstructed emotion
Unveil me, with care
Love me, or hate me
But, please, keep me unmasked.
Volcano is the story of addiction, abuse and violence told through the lives of a young family and is set in the West Midlands, U.K. Although it has a small budget it packs a huge punch and the screenplay has often brought people to tears. The story demonstrates the multi-faceted nature of domestic abuse, highlighting its parasitic tendencies whilst remaining true to a fundamental, yet flawed love that binds the relationship. Volcano is highly and emotionally charged throughout, portraying this dynamic story through the skills of the actors and director. While based on abuse in the family, the movie does have its moments of gentle humor, driven mainly through the character of Pops. The story has significant twists, culminating in an unexpected finish to a brutal beginning.
The characters have similar facets. Each holds an element of control, an element of fear and an element of love. That’s what makes them people, and that’s what makes them three-dimensional.
Married to Paul and they have a daughter, Jess. Eloise is a loving mother and wife, but is caught between her personal hopes and dreams, the abuse from Paul, the cloud of her mother, Sandra and the needs of her daughter.
An alcoholic and a womanizer. At his core he has a good heart, but but his addiction has led him to a pattern of psychological and physical abuse of his family.
Is Eloise’s overbearing mother.
From the Author of Volcano
Volcano is the product of many experiences, influences and inspirations. The title was decided upon when I was around ten years old, before I even knew that domestic violence existed. I decided that one day I would write a book called Volcano, and that Volcano would be about anger. Anger is a theme that is sewn throughout Volcano; it lives within all the characters and surrounds them, caging them within their dysfunctional co-dependencies. Eloise and Paul are not just dependent on each other, but also on fear, on alcohol (Paul), on pain (Eloise) and on their daughter.
A story of vulnerability, in even the hardest of hearts. Buy your copy of Volcano today on Amazon!