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A BOY CALLED DAD

by Brian Percival

synopsis

Fourteen-year-old Robbie lives in New Brighton across the River Mersey from Liverpool with his mum, Lynda and 'pain-in-the-arse' nine-year-old sister, Katie. Ever since his dad, Joe, walked out when he was just four-years-old, Robbie is a boy defined by the absence of a father, while, despite Lynda's failed relationship with Katie's dad, her sister at least gets to see her dad every weekend - a part-time relationship which Robbie covets. All Robbie has ever wanted in life is a dad. Instead, he gets something very different. A son.

original title: A Boy Called Dad
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: The Works International
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Brian Percival
film run: 80'
screenplay: Julie Rutterford
cast: Kyle Ward, Ian Hart, Charlene McKenna, Sacha Parkinson, Louise Delamere, Steve Evets
cinematography by: David Katznelson
film editing: Kristina Hetherington
art director: John Ellis
costumes designer: Lynne Walsh
music: Srdjan Kurpjel, Marios Takoushis
producer: Srdjan Kurpjel, Marios Takoushis
production: Made Up North Productions
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