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A Boy Called Dad (2009)
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Director:Brian Percival Producer:Made Up North Productions Screenplay by:Julie Rutterford Cinematography:David Katznelson  Running time:80 min Country:United Kingdom Language:English Genre:Drama  Subtitle:English 

Starring:Kyle Ward as Robbie, Ian Hart as Joe, Charlene McKenna as Nia, Sacha Parkinson as Leanne,
Louise Delamere as Lynda
, Steve Evets as Mr. Whippy, Crissy Rock as Chip Shop Woman

 
 

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     A Boy Called Dad (2009) is a British feature film, produced by Made Up North Productions. It is the feature film debut of BAFTA winning director Brian Percival, BAFTA winning screenwriter Julie Rutterford, and BAFTA nominated producers Michael Knowles and Stacey Murray, and co-producer Mark John (Vision Thing). It stars Ian Hart and Kyle Ward as father and son.


     A Boy Called Dad received its world premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2009, where it was nominated for the Michael Powell award and Kyle Ward received a Trailblazer award. The film was also voted an audience favorite at the festival. The film has since gone on to screen in at the 4th International Rome Film Festival, the CineMagic in Belfast, and to a home crowd at the Salford Film Festival.

     When he becomes a father at the tender age of 14, Robbie''s life quickly spirals out of control. Feeling angry and neglected by his own dad, he kick-starts a series of events that will catapult him at great speed into adulthood.

Plot
     A Boy Called Dad tells the story of Robbie, a fourteen-year-old boy who has just become a father. Robbie wishes to take responsibility for his baby son, Elliot, but the mother wants nothing more to do with him. A near-accident reunites Robbie with his estranged father, Joe, and for a while their relationship flourishes. But Joe proves a feckless, unreliable man, and Robbie realizes he does not want to be the same kind of father to his own child. After seeing the baby with his mother and her abusive new boyfriend, Robbie decides to take action. Confrontation leads to violence, and Robbie kidnaps his son and goes on the run. Travelling cross-country, he meets Nia, a traumatized young woman who has some ugly family issues to resolve.







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