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We Can Be Heroes

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Synopsis

11-year-old Ben can’t really remember his dad. After all, he was only a baby when he lost him in the New York Twin Towers attacks.
Now ten years later, with his mum finding things hard to manage at home, he’s sent away for one long, hot summer, to stay with his grandparents.
A new kid in a new town, Ben quickly makes firm friends with Priti (11), the super-smart, know-it-all, motor-mouth next door. Then his sulky 12 year old cousin, Jed, turns up.
Together, the three young heroes start to believe they are on the brink of cracking a major terrorist plot, with Priti’s own devout Muslim older brother the target of their rising suspicions. Soon, what looked like a boring holiday turns into an adventure none of them will never forget.
A heart-warming, timely film for the whole family, all about the power of friendship, love and the amazing things that can happen when communities work together for a better understanding.
Adapted from Catherine Bruton’s much loved children’s book.

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Director
Claire Downes 1st Feature
Producer
Thomasina Gibson
Executive Producer
Sue George, Mike Keen, Phil Gibson, Mike Tunstall
Editor
Ben King
Screenwriter
Ian Jarvis, Stuart Lane, Claire Downes
Director of Photography
Peter Moseley
Production Designer
Myra Lewis
Sound
David Bekkevold
Principal Cast
Alison Steadman, Phil Davis, Toby Haste, Marissa Patel, Sam Cox, Steve Oram

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Last updated 19th February 2018

Production Company

Heroes Productions Ltd
St Lawrence Lodge
37 Chamberlain St
Wells
Somerset
BA5 2PQ
thomasinag@btinternet.com
+44 (0)7793 197971

Sales
Company

Thomasina Gibson
St Lawrence Lodge
37 Chamberlain St
Wells
Somerset
BA5 2PQ
+44 (0)1761 462026