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Seamonsters -- Set in the seaside town of Worthing, England, the title of this film suggests something other than a cute, charming picture. Although Seamonsters would most strongly appeal to a younger audience, almost any person could identify with the thematic elements of this film: the testing of one’s breaking point, the pain of being deceived by a close friend, and the agony of a dark secret being revealed. The two main characters, Sam and Kieran, are polar opposites.  Sam is peaceful and compassionate, and seeks a young woman with whom he can build a happy life. Kieran, manipulative and violent, lives day by day, satisfying his instant gratification mindset and amuses himself at the expense of others. Both teenagers are unpredictable.
 
The pair waste away their days, fishing and, to the dismay of Kieran’s girlfriend Mooney, pursuing local girls. Drugs are also part of the boys’ daily lives. One day Sam and Kieran wander upon a local shantytown and find a lonely young girl, Lori, living in one of the shacks with her mother. Sam immediately takes a liking to her, while Kieran takes the opportunity to display his malevolence to this forgotten part of the world with a cruel prank. Sam manages to undo the harm caused by Kieran’s mischief and earns the affection of the girl, and learns how tormented she is. Kieran and Mooney continue their complicated relationship, with Kieran becoming more abusive and controlling. The story takes a dark twist while Sam is out of town one day attending his Uncle’s funeral, with Kieran and Lori left together without him.
 
Suddenly Lori’s behavior becomes erratic and cold, and after a terrible event takes place, Sam is left to question everything he knows about everyone around him, and even himself. Trying to break away from the poverty and despair he has known his whole life and move in a constructive direction, Sam is constantly hindered by Kieran, who becomes desperate to drag Sam down with him as he becomes more violent and toxic.

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Two teenage best friends growing up in a forgotten British seaside town. When a mysterious new girl comes between them the friendship is torn apart and their lives are changed forever. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jack McMullen ... Sam

Reece Noi ... Kieran

Leila Mimmack ... Lori
Georgia Henshaw ... Moony

Rita Tushingham ... Rose
Maggie O'Neill ... Sue

Andrew Knott ... Geoffrey
Jack Guttman ... Simple Dave
Orrin Davis ... Oz
Will Haynes ... Jez
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julia Ackroyd ... Cafe Customer
Martin Barrett ... Arcade Manager
Georga Bullivant ... Cafe Customer
Sydney Bullivant ... Cafe Customer
Kevin John Callyn ... Captain Jake
Adrian Clayton ... Party Reveller
Lucy Cooper ... Party Reveller
Daniel De Haan ... Cafe Customer
Fuat Dinc ... Kebab vendor 2
Georgina Drake ... Kissing Girl
Pandora Driver ... Cafe Customer
Kellie Marie Ealters ... Party Reveller
Pauline Madeline Flint-Ely ... Cafe Customer
Mehmet Gokdocoan ... Kebab vendor 1
Andy Green ... Party Reveller
Miranda Greenwood ... Party Reveller
Kenneth Hobbs ... Church Worker
Lauren Hutchinson ... Party Reveller
Lucinda Kennard ... Party Reveller
Christine Kerridge ... Cafe Customer
Yvette Knapman ... Cafe Customer
Sharna Leggott ... Party Reveller
Clare Verity Mclvor ... Supermarket Assistant
Gerry Newen ... Stall Holder
Cindy Newman ... Cafe Customer
Laurie Rea ... Policeman
Polly Read ... Party Reveller
Daisy Scott ... Party Reveller
Anne Thompson ... Cafe Customer

Directed by
Julian Kerridge 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julian Kerridge 
Martin Sadofski 

Produced by
Andrew Gwyn Davies .... line producer
Angela Gordon .... producer
 
Original Music by
Walter Mair  (as Walter Christian Mair)
 
Cinematography by
Nick Gordon Smith  (as Nick Gordon-Smith)
 
Film Editing by
Alex Fenn 
 
Casting by
Tom Barrie 
 
Production Design by
Claudia Brewster 
 
Set Decoration by
Annie Bishop 
 
Costume Design by
Roy Pritchard 
 
Makeup Department
Kim Fletcher .... makeup artist
Tara Mascara .... makeup designer
Annabel Spurrier .... makeup artist
Sophia Stravri .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Andrew Gwyn Davies .... unit production manager
Andrew Dearnley .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joel Clarke .... second assistant director
Will Haynes .... first assistant director
James R. Kipping .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Mary Lee .... art department assistant
Simon Taylor .... graphic designer
Jon Ziman-Bright .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Tim Edwards .... boom operator
Iain Grant .... re-recording mixer
Jon Gray .... sound mixer: 5.1
Sam Nightingale .... sound recordist
Marcin Pawlik .... audio tracklay
Michael Powell .... re-recording mixer
John Quinn .... sound recordist
Vaughan Roberts .... sound recordist
Dylan Voigt .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Martin Sansom .... colourist
 
Stunts
Steve Barallon .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Brown .... red camera consultant
Steve Foster .... gaffer
Sam Garwood .... focus puller
Stuart Hurst .... gaffer
Neil James .... assistant camera (as Neil Thomas)
Marco Marco .... dit wrangler
Segev Navon .... electrician
Ray Potter .... gaffer
Jake Scott .... dit wrangler
Natalie Theobald .... focus puller
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Megan Donfrancesco .... costume supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Ears .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Giles Barron .... set production assistant
Irene Maffei .... script supervisor
Louie Young .... production assistant
 

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Dreamily shot tale portraying the conflicting emotions of love and isolation faced by modern youth, 20 January 2012
Author: portjw from United Kingdom

If someone had told me i was going to the cinema to watch a movie portraying teen relationships, i would have asked for the sick bucket and skipped town. And i would have missed one of the best films – of any genre – that i've seen for ages.

Seamonsters has as much to offer cinematically as any sweeping epic. England's south coastline never looked so interesting, colourful or full of light since Constable. The script is taut and the dialogue so tense i had a lump in my throat the entire film. And i have not been this impressed by a group of young actors since Coppola's Outsiders.

This film is part thriller, part love story and in an odd way part documentary, for the realistic way it in which the character's lives are portrayed. Am so glad that i am all grown up now, would not want to live through that again.

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