Pond Life (2018)
Saturday 17th August 2019
Pond Life is a comedy drama about a community coming of age, about young hearts broken and mended, and about a very big fish.
Featuring a cast of upcoming young actors, led by the talented Esme Creed Miles (Hanna, Dark River), Tom Varey (Game of Thrones) and Angus Imrie (Fleabag, The Kid Who Would Be King), and supported by established names including Siobhan Finneran (Apostasy), Sian Brooke (Sherlock), Shaun Dooley (Eden Lake) and Julie Hesmondhalgh (Broadchurch), Pond Life will be available from 26th August 2019 on DVD and to download from i-Tunes, Amazon, BFI Player, Google Play, Sky Store.
Summertime, 1994, a quiet ex-mining village just outside Doncaster. A rumour stirs about the legend of a giant carp in the nearby decoy ponds. Trevor takes watch one night at the water's edge. The following night, he decides to lead a brigade of young friends and neighbours on a fishing expedition. In a world of broken families, cassette tapes and rumbling political fever, these friends, each with their own struggles to bear, share a night they will never forget.
Written by acclaimed playwright Richard Cameron (Can't Stand Up For Falling Down), and directed by award winning theatre director Bill Buckhurst (Sweeney Todd) with a cracking score by Richard Hawley (Funny Cow), Pond Life sits in the great British tradition of films about post-industrial communities including Billy Elliot, Brassed Off and The Full Monty.
Actress Esme Creed-Miles who plays Pogo in Pond Life, is best known for playing the title role of Hanna in the hit Amazon TV series, for which she is currently filming Season 2. Esme starred in Clio Barnard's Dark River alongside Ruth Wilson and Sean Bean and first appeared on screen as a child in Harmony Korine's Mister Lonely playing the role of Shirley Temple.
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Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.