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Liverpool Premier of A Boy Called Dad

Written by jen, 26th April 2010



Starring Liverpool actor Ian Hart
Friday 30 April 2010, 7.00p.m.Crosby Plaza Cinema, 13 Crosby Road North, Liverpool, L22 0LD

Tickets: £5 and £10
Box Office: 0151 474 4076

Directed by award winning Liverpool director Brian Percival (Much Ado About Nothing, The Old Curiosity Shop, Gracie!) written by Julie Rutterford (Teachers, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes) and starring Liverpool actor Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Neverland), A BOY CALLED DAD tells the story of Robbie – a 14 year old boy who has just become a father.  Abandoned by his father, Joe, Robbie snatches his baby son and goes on the run. As Joe joins the search for Robbie, they are each forced to face up to the past and what it really means to be a father.

A BOY CALLED DAD is an emotionally stirring but ultimately uplifting ‘coming of age’ drama which marks the acting debut of Kyle Ward and the feature film debut of award-winning director Brian Percival and producers Michael Knowles and Stacey Murray. It received its world premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2009 where it was nominated for the Michael Powell award with its young lead actor, Kyle Ward winning a Trailblazer award. The film was also voted an audience favourite at the festival.

Ian Hart:

The opportunity to work on Merseyside is one I always relish and I think this film captures some of my feelings about the area.  Liverpool is a great city but most people don’t realise that it is also surrounded by some outstandingly beautiful countryside and beaches.

Clapperboard UK Director Maureen Sinclair:

I’m delighted that we are screening A BOY CALLED DAD at the Plaza Cinema in Crosby, my home town. Ian Hart is a great supporter of Clapperboard and I’ve known the film’s director, writer and producer for many years and I’m very proud of all their achievements

A Question and Answer session will take place with Brian Percival (Director) and Julie Rutterford (Screenwriter) immediately following the screening.

Tickets can be obtained directly from Plaza Cinema (0151 474 4076) for £5. Please note there are a limited number of £10 tickets available which include an invitation to the post reception event at Esperanto’s Restaurant, Waterloo.

This event is sponsored by Esperanto’s Restaurant, Forward Culture, EventSinc, Bill Elms Associates Ltd, Banana Fish Management, and the Dutch Flower Shop. Income raised will go to the Plaza Cinema and Clapperboard Youth Project.

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