Sunday, November 22, 2009

AWOL


Filming wraps next week on Kindle Entertainment's 90 minute film for TV AWOL, starring Thomas Sangster. AWOL is the story of three brothers on the road and on the run. When 15 year old Casey (played by Sangster) takes his baby brother from foster care, older brother H is forced to look after them both.


Thomas' character Casey is 15, but his learning difficulties can make him appear younger. He has a wide-eyed innocence that simultaneously makes him in love with the world but also detached from it. After taking his baby brother from foster care so that he can look after him, he hits the road with his big brother H, who reluctantly must look after them both. Casey is very caring and sees goodness and beauty in every situation, but this doesn't stop him feeling the loss of his mother any less intensely.

23 year old Aaron Taylor (represented by The Harris Agency, Watford) from London plays 'H' who is 18 - a hard-bitten, small-time drug dealer who finds himself having to look after his two younger brothers, 15 year old Casey, who has learning difficulties, and 10 month old baby Severino. The ...three of them hit the road after Casey takes Sevvie from foster care in a bid to look after him himself. The police think Casey is a criminal. H thinks he's insane. Casey just thinks brothers should stick together.

AWOL started filming in October and has travelled around various locations in the North West of England, a tough but tender story about Britain's lost kids, it seems likely to follow in the footsteps of Kindle's Children's BAFTA-nominated drama from last year Dustbin Baby.

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