Back to Films

Film Detail

Add to research

Awaydays

  • slideshow_large

John Johnson

Synopsis

When Carty meets Elvis at a Bunnymen gig, they fall headlong into a volatile friendship that each of them aches for but neither can control. Violent, sexy and funny, Awaydays is a blade-sharp rites-of-passage that buzzes with the post-punk energy of its late-70s Liverpool setting.

Based on the classic novel by Kevin Sampson, and pulsating to a soundtrack of Joy Division, The Cure, Magazine, Echo & The Bunnymen and Ultravox, Awaydays examines identity, fate, the nature of male longings and their need to belong. It is the first major feature film to be set during, and evocatively portray, the first dawning of the football casual fashion cult. Quadrophenia meets Control? Trainspotting meets Stand By Me? Awaydays is all of these - 'A Catcher In The Rye' with switchblades.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
104 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Pat Holden
Producer
Kevin Sampson, Howard Klein
Co-Producer
Kevin Sampson, Howard Klein
Editor
Mark Elliott
Screenwriter
Kevin Sampson
Director of Photography
Curtes Lee Mitchell
Production Designer
Mark Tanner
Sound
Richard Davey
Music
Daviid A Hughes
Principal Cast
Nicky Bell, Liam Boyle, Stephen Graham

Genre

Production Company

Red Union Films
Multimedia House
51 New Chester Road
New Ferry
Wirral CH62 1AA
UK

T +44 (0)151 203 5815

dhughes@redunionfilms.com
http://www.redunionfilms.com