here is a wonderfully emotive and very well made short film by Prasanna Puwanarajah, starring Timothy Spall as the father, that won a British Airways film competition before the recent London Olympics.

“A huge amount of the entries were about a granny and a 16-year old on a housing estate,” said Spall. “This told a story that was so personal – everyone has experienced loss. There’s a lot of razzmatazz around the Olympics, good and bad, but to make this so personal and human is so rare, and so British.”

British actor Richard E. Grant mentored the young director, and praised of the power of the piece. “It just got you,” he said. “It went through the judges like an electric current.”


Author: Lee Rodgers

Cycling coach, race organiser, former professional cyclist and the original CrankPunk.

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