RICHARD, 15 with learning difficulties, longs to put down roots but his restless and destructive brother, POLLY, needs to keep moving. When the land they live on is bought by a new landowner, and the electricity supply to their caravan is cut, their already precarious living conditions get even worse. Then a chance meeting with the new landowner's daughter, 17 year old ANNABEL (Yasmin Paige), leaves RICHARD besotted; whilst POLLY befriends the guys who run a seedy traveling fair. Richards optimistic view on life becomes increasingly difficult to maintain as Polly's abusive behavior worsens, family secrets are revealed, and he is torn between loyalty to his brother and his first true friend in ANNABEL. For better or worse, Richards life is about to change forever.
Did You Know?
Director Joe Stephenson had Scott Chambers and Morgan Watkins, who play brothers in the film, write biographies from the perspective of their characters. For instance, Stephenson would propose a shared event: say, a familial argument, and have Chambers and Watkins describe their respective reactions. This process is attributed to helping them gain a keener understanding of their roles. See more