“For rarely are sons similar to their fathers; most are worse and some are better.” The Odyssey, Homer.
In the great epic poems of Homer, Telemachus was the son of the famous Odysseus. Scholars often refer to the first four books of the Odyssey as ‘The Telemachy’.
Writer/Director Alexander Nally has written the Telemachy as his debut feature film. Alexander has been fascinated with Greek mythology all his life. He has a degree in classical studies and wrote his thesis on the concepts of ancient heroism. Now he wishes to re-create one of the oldest and most incredible stories ever written in a new and modern way, focusing on the more obscure but fascinating character that is Odysseus’ son, while still paying tribute to the stunning motifs and allusions that make the Odyssey so rich and rewarding to read.