COMMON PEOPLE

By Kerry SKINNER, Stewart ALEXANDER

PARK BENCH PICTURES LTD - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2013

Six stories of disparate Londoners become intertwined when they encounter an escaped parrot in this bittersweet comic tale of love, loss and life in a London park.
After winning numerous international awards Common People was released in cinemas throughout the UK to widespread critical acclaim.

Festivals
& Awards

Sedona International Film Festival 2013
Independent Spirit Award
St Louis International Film Festival 2014
Nominated St Louis Film Critics Award Best Narrative Feature
Rincon International Film Festival 2014
Excellence Award
Toronto ReelHeART Film Festival 2014
Indie Spirit Award
Toronto ReelHeART Film Festival 2014
Best Actor - Sam Kelly
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film, Comedy
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 89 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kerry SKINNER, Stewart ALEXANDER
    • Writer(s)
    • Stewart ALEXANDER
    • Producer(s)
    • Stewart ALEXANDER (Park Bench Pctures), Kerry SKINNER (Park Bench Pictures), Darin MCLEOD
    • Synopsis
    • When Princess Parroty escapes the confines of her cage she finds herself flying with parakeets in the south London skies and soaring into the lives of the Common People. Here begins a unique and enchanting story which will see the lives of those people changed forever…

      COMMON PEOPLE weaves together six stories to tell a dramatic, humorous and sometimes magical tale of romance, crisis and adventure on one of London’s leafy commons.

      The Common provides a beautiful backdrop where a disparate group of Londoners come to escape the stresses of city life. Among them, high in the trees, the escaped parrot witnesses their trials and tribulations: The blossoming of an unlikely romance, the poignant end of another, the revelation of a mysterious man’s past and the exploits of a troop of young boys who set off scouting for birds and end up performing the greatest good deed of their lives.

      These characters, and many more, all face individual challenges before being brought together by an extraordinary encounter with one exotic feathered friend.

      With raw, funny, and compelling performances from a talented ensemble of actors aged seven to seventy, COMMON PEOPLE touches on many of the issues affecting ordinary people today in a heartfelt, poignant and ultimately uplifting celebration of everyday humanity.
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