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Richard Grassick, Ellin Hare, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Amber Production Team, Murray Martin, Pat McCarthy, Lorna Powell, Peter Roberts

Like Father

Edition 2001
94' - 2000 - Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: Richard Grassick, Ellin Hare, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Amber Production Team, Murray Martin, Pat McCarthy, Lorna Powell, Peter Roberts Composer: Joe Armstrong With: Ned Kelly, Joe Armstrong, Jonathon Dent, Anna Gascoigne, Derek Walmsley
A mining community in East Durham. The oldest residents are ferociously opposed to the imminent redevelopment that will displace them and bulldoze their gardens and pigeon lofts. Forty-year-old Joe Elliott, an ex-miner and now a trumpet player and club singer, is haunted by flashbacks of his miner father disapproving of his artistic learnings. But 70-year-old dad Arthur, whose life in the pit gave him a strong sense of identity and pride, has a secret reason for resenting music. Joe’s 10-year-old son Michael, who’s living with the pit village folklore and the wreckage of the coal industry, grapples with freshly minted demons of his own as his parents’ marriage breaks up. Amber took the bold step of casting local people with no previous acting experience in the three main roles. (www.variety.com)

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Credits

Director

Richard Grassick, Ellin Hare, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Amber Production Team, Murray Martin, Pat McCarthy, Lorna Powell, Peter Roberts

Composer

Joe Armstrong

With

Ned Kelly, Joe Armstrong, Jonathon Dent, Anna Gascoigne, Derek Walmsley

Scenario

Richard Grassick, Richard Grassick, Ellin Hare, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Murray Martin, Pat McCarthy, Lorna Powell, Peter Roberts, Amber Production Team

Director of Photography

Richard Grassick, Ellin Hare, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Murray Martin, Pat McCarthy, Lorna Powell, Peter Roberts, Amber Production Team

Editor

Richard Grassick, Ellin Hare, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Murray Martin, Pat McCarthy, Lorna Powell, Peter Roberts, Amber Production Team

Producer

Richard Grassick, Ellin Hare, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Murray Martin, Pat McCarthy, Lorna Powell, Peter Roberts, Amber Production Team

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United Kingdom

Year

2000

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