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An Angel For May

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Synopsis

Set in South Yorkshire, An Angel for May tells the tale of schoolboy Tom who is transported from the present to the time of the Second World War. Tom's time tunnel is a burnt out fireplace in the ruins of an old farm yard and his time travel guide is a sheepdog called Tess.

Tom finds himself in the same farm yard, but it's the 1940s and the farm is thriving. The farm is run by salt of the earth Sam Wheeler who is looking after orphaned evacuee May. Tom develops an immediate and strong friendship with May. Others Tom meets in the 1940s are housekeeper Susan Higgins, Sam's daughter Alison and the vigilant local bobbie PC Clegg.

In the present day Tom's mother Barbara is separated from Tom's father and wants to marry Bob Harris. Tom is not happy with his mother's plans for re-marriage. In Tom's present day world are his next door neighbour and an old beggar woman Rosie. Stories in both time frames are intricately told and interwoven.

Details

Year
2002
Type of film
Features
Running Time
95 mins
Format
35mm Kodak
Director
Harley Cokeliss
Producer
Anna Home, Keith Evans, Alex Marshall
Editor
George Akers
Screenwriter
Peter Milligan
Director of Photography
Stephen Smith
Sound
Harry Brookes
Music
Carl Davis
Principal Cast
Tom Wilkinson, Hugo Speer, Geraldine James, Anna Massey, Dora Bryan

Production Company

Barzo Prod/Gentian Prod/The Children's Film and TV Foundation/Yorkshire Media Production Agency c/o The Spice Factory (UK) Ltd
81 The Promenade
Peacehaven
Brighton BN10 8LS
UK

T +44 (0)1273 585 275
F +44 (0)1273 585 304

info@spicefactory.co.uk

Sales
Company

Portman Film and Television Ltd
21-25 St Anne’s Court
London W1V 3AW
UK

T +44 (0)20 7494 8024
F +44 (0)20 7494 8046

sales@portmanfilm.com