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Summertime

Synopsis

SUMMERTIME is a new, modern film musical with a wholly original screen story, songs and musical score that captures the spirit and updates the traditions of folk-operas such as Gershwin's Porgy and Bess fusing it with the grit and substance of contemporary fables such as Dancer in the Dark.
 
Set against the backdrop of a tough estate during a blisteringly hot summer, 'Summertime' tells the story of Janey, a determined young mother who dreams of a bright future for her three young sons. Seen through the eyes of a Narrator, we see Janey enchant and inspire her boys by painting a picture of a world full of hope, possibility and magic.
 
But harsh reality is never far away and Janey finds she must take on an unforgiving, inflexible reality and a violent gang who intimidate the locals and worse, wish to recruit her eldest son into a life of crime and violence. Her struggle to keep her three sons on the right path leads to her increasing isolation until finally, standing alone, Janey is forced to face the gang head on with devastating consequences.

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Features
Running Time
145 mins
Format
RED
Director
Maxine Evans
Producer
Antony Smith
Editor
Maxine Evans
Screenwriter
Neil Docking
Director of Photography
Ben Jones
Production Designer
Al Roberts
Sound
Vicente Vael

Production Company

Tornado Independent Films Ltd
Sandfields Business Centre
Port Talbot SA12 7PT
UK

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