Sunday, May 30, 2010
A Boy Called Dad is currently on general release, after doing the rounds of the festivals last year, with its first showing at the Edinburgh Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film. Set in the Wirral, it stars newcomer Kyle Ward (represented by Linton Management) as Robbie, and Ian Hart (Harry Potter, Finding Neverland, Backbeat) as his estranged father. Ward’s character has to swiftly grow up as he becomes a dad himself, at 14.
Sacha Parkinson (currently appearing as Sian in Coronation Street) plays Leanne, the young mother of the baby.