SAM & THE ANGEL

By Michael CLIFFORD

CURIOSITY PICTURES, INC. - as PROD

Family - Development 2016

Leaving his small town home in the Midlands, ten-year-old Sam journeys across England with a shady psychic, hoping to talk to his recently dead mum via a ‘celestial transmitter’: The Angel Of The North.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Family, Road movie, Black comedy
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Michael CLIFFORD
    • Writer(s)
    • Colin MCLAREN
    • Producer(s)
    • Kaleena KIFF, Galen FLETCHER, Claire MUNDELL
    • Synopsis
    • Skinner (Alfred Molina), is a sham psychic, fleeing his debts, going from town to town preying on the bereaved. Ten-year-old Sam’s just lost his mum. He’s convinced that if Skinner helps him get to the iconic sculpture the Angel of the North, he’ll be able to talk to her in the afterlife. According to Sam, the Angel is like a giant antenna… well, obviously. He’s got the cash and so begins the pair’s journey – with Sam’s sister, his dad, and Skinner’s loan shark in hot pursuit. As Sam and Skinner travel across motorway and moorland, an unlikely friendship develops, with hilarious and troubling consequences. When will Sam realize he’s being used by his new friend? What will this mean for his chances of contacting his mum? Will Skinner grow a conscience? One thing is certain: neither Sam nor Skinner will ever be the same again.

      Grief; family; the afterlife: SAM AND THE ANGEL asks the big questions. It’s about a rough-edged pair crossing beautiful countryside with magic in the air.
    • Partners & financing
    • 20% private equity committed
      UK tax credits
      Kahleen Crawford Casting attached
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 02, 2017
    • End of shooting
    • Dec 04, 2017
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