23 WALKS will be in UK Cinemas from Friday 25th September 2020.
Synopsis: Dave (Dave Johns) and Fern (Alison Steadman) meet while walking their dogs in a North London park and over the course of 23 walks romance blossoms. But Dave and Fern haven’t been completely honest with one another, and their future happiness is threatened by the secrets they have withheld.
23 WALKS is a heart-warming, soulful and timely comedy-drama about finding love in later life.
A heart-warming, soulful and timely comedy-drama about finding love in later life, 23 Walks marks the big screen return of Oscar-nominated writer-director Paul Morrison (Solomon and Gaenor) after a long absence. Charting a year in the lives of Londoners Dave (Dave Johns) and Fern (Alison Steadman), two lonely seniors who meet while walking their dogs in a North London park and find companionship, then romance, with one another, 23 Walks is dedicated to Benji, a Golden Retriever who was the Morrison family pet for 16 years.
“He was a very lovely dog,” says Morrison. “I’m sure your own dog is always the best dog in the world, but we had that feeling about him as a family. He was very gentle and powerful at the same time.” Morrison would walk Benji in the parks and fields near his home in Barnet, and it was during their daily workout that the idea of a film based around dog walking first dawned on him. “I always had a feeling there was a movie in this dog walking business while I was doing it,” he notes, “but I wasn’t quite sure what movie.”