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Treading Water

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Synopsis

Jack, or J as he’s known to his peers, a seventeen year old teenager on electronic tag for joyriding, wakes up in a derelict pub in the heart of the Bentliee Estate. Last night he missed his curfew but that’s the least of his troubles. Local villain Crazy Barry is after his blood, his daughter Cheryl claiming J got her pregnant, plus the crew he once considered friends have turned on him under Barry’s orders. Peering out of shafts between the boards on the pub windows he has to figure out how he is going to navigate safely through the next few hours, trying to reach his Mum and Sister for the anniversary of his father's death.

His journey is brought to life by intimate scenes with the characters he comes across, from his old leftie uncle, a local junkie, femme fatale on the game to his drunken older sister. There’s only so long J can survive out of the clutches of the Law. Treading Water tells the story of these apprehensive few hours, encapsulating a realistic portrayal of underclass living within an entertaining thriller of day-to-day survival.

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Features
Running Time
75 mins
Format
hd
Director
Ash Morris
Producer
Jeremy Dillon
Screenwriter
Greg Hall
Director of Photography
Richard Hind

Production Company

Council Child Production
146 North Street
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 7DG

E councilchild@yahoo.co.uk