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Dear Frankie

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Synopsis

Nine year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, Lizzie has invented a story that he is away at sea on the HMS Accra. Every few weeks, Lizzie writes to Frankie a make-believe letter from his father, telling of his adventures in exotic lands.
 
As Frankie tracks the ship's progress around the globe, he discovers that it is due to dock in his hometown. With the real HMS Accra arriving in only a fortnight, Lizzie must choose between telling Frankie the truth or finding the perfect stranger to play Frankie's father for just one day.

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Features
Running Time
tbc
Format
35mm
Director
Shona Auerbach 1st Feature
Producer
Francois Ivernel, Cameron McCracken, Gillian Berrie
Editor
Oral Norrie Ottey
Screenwriter
Andrea Gibb
Director of Photography
Shona Auerbach
Sound
Peter Brill, Alastair Mason, Andy Richards
Music
Alex Heffes
Principal Cast
Emily Mortimer, Gerard Butler, Jack McElhone

Production Company

Scorpio Films Ltd
36 Marshall Street
London W1V 7EY
UK

T+44 (0)20 7287 5110
F+44 (0)20 7287 3770

carolinewood@scorpio-films.com

Sales
Company

Pathe International
Kent House
14-17 Market Place
London
W1W 8AR
UK

T +44 (0)20 7462 4427
F +44 (0)20 7436 7891

international.sales@pathe-uk.com
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