POND LIFE is in selected UK Cinemas from 26th April 2019.
POND LIFE is in selected UK Cinemas from 26th April 2019, to find a screening visit the POND LIFE website - https://www.pondlifefilm.co.uk/screenings
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...
It’s summer in Edlington. Trevor sits at Decoy Ponds, patiently awaiting the appearance of Nessie, the carp of legend.
Pogo wanders around town with a cassette recorder, taping broken fragments, and trying to make sense of it all. The local children taunt her.
Cassie and Maurice canoodle in the reeds…They’re in love.
Malcolm is also in love, with Cassie that is, but she doesn’t want to hear it and Maurice has just thrown him in a nettle bush. He takes comfort in video games at the local arcade, and tries to astral project himself into her bedroom.
Best friends Shane and David cause mischief around the town; stealing chocolate bars and every opportunity they can to a glimpse a pair of boobs. Shane takes it one step further and spies on a canoodling couple in the reeds.
‘This is the best summer of my life’ says Pogo, and for each of them the sun, the bittersweet intensity of their relationships, and their fishing quest make the moment exceptionally vivid. But change is also in the air - there is no room for Trevor at home, the truth about Maurice’s family has to emerge, and their community has to move on.
POND LIFE is written by Richard Cameron, directed by Bill Buckhurst and stars Tom Varey, Esmè Creed-Miles, Angus Imrie, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Abraham Lewis, Siân Brooke, Shaun Dooley, Julie Hesmondhalgh & Siobhan Finneran.