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The Selfish Giant

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Synopsis

The Selfish Giant is a contemporary fable about 14-year-old Arbor (Conner Chapman) and his best friend Swifty (Shaun Thomas). Excluded from school, and outsiders in their own community, the boys meet Kitten (Sean Gilder), a local scrapman, and begin collecting scrap metal for him using a horse and cart. Swifty has a natural gift with horses and Arbor has a business brain and a way with words – they make a good team. But when Arbor begins to emulate Kitten by becoming greedy and exploitative, tensions build, leading to a tragic event which transforms them all irrevocably.

Details

Year
2013
Type of film
Features
Running Time
91 mins
Director
Clio Barnard
Producer
Tracy O'Riordan
Screenwriter
Clio Barnard
Director of Photography
Mike Eley
Production Designer
Helen Scott
Principal Cast
Sean Gilder, Siobhan Finneran, Lorraine Ashbourne, Steve Evets, Elliott Tittensor, Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas

Production Company

Moonspun Films Ltd
82 Wakeman Road
London
NW10 5DH
+44 (0)20 8960 2035
http://moonspunfilms.com

Sales
Company

Protagonist Pictures
4th Floor, Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
London W1F 8GQ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7734 9000
http://www.protagonistpictures.com