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Synopsis

Leon, a nineteen year old boy with an alcoholic mother has grown up in and out of care. Finally free from adult supervision, Leon begins to rail against the injustice of his reality as his dreams become more and more unattainable and distant. Oppressed at home and hunted on the streets by local gangs, Leon’s existence is suffocating, and all too real. When he meets Twiggy, a beautiful blonde girl living in a local squat something stirs inside of him. As she introduces him to her world, the weight of his past lifts. He is in love for the first time and for a moment escapes the reality of his unrelenting existence. But naïve to the afluent world supporting Twiggy’s hedonistic lifestyle, Leon is unprepared when Twiggy no longer wants him around. Leon withdraws, allowing his raw and unhampered emotions to take over in the blind fight against his unjust existence with terrifying and brutal consequences.
Raw and uncompromising, this film draws inspiration from films such as 'Catch Me Daddy', 'Fish Tank', 'This is England' and 'KIDS'.

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Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Running Time
110 mins
Director
Jamie Jones 1st Feature
Producer
Emily Jones, Ross Williams
Executive Producer
Emily Jones, Maggie Norris
Editor
Emma Gaffney, Jamie Jones
Screenwriter
Jamie Jones
Director of Photography
Albert Salas
Production Designer
Lotty Sanas
Music
Lol Hammond
Principal Cast
Sophie Kennedy Clark, Marcus Rutherford, T'Nia Miller

Genre

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Last updated 5th June 2017

Production Company

Beyond Fiction
Emily Jones
emily@beyondfiction.co.uk