A Darkly Humorous Short Film About a Scottish Man Who Keeps Getting Struck by Lightning

“Don vs Lightning” is a darkly humorous short film directed by Johnny Burns and Pier van Tijn of Big Red Button about a grumpy elder man named Don who keeps getting struck by lightning while he’s trying to live a sedate life in the Scottish Highlands.

All Don wants is a quiet life in the Scottish Highlands. Unfortunately the universe has other plans. …

Based upon a true story, the film stars Peter Mullan as Don and Joanna Scanlon as Maggie, his well-intentioned, but rather nosy neighbor.

It’s hard to tell what he fnds more uncomfortable: sadistic persecution by a capricious universe, or the concerned attention of the people in his town.

Don Versus Lighting
Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.