SOUTH OF THE RIVER

By Joe WATKINS

LITTLE DUDE FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Post-Production 2017

Rock band front man Aaron has it all. The mates, the band, a girl.... and cancer. When he meets someone new, only he can decide whether to rock until he drops or grow up to survive. Life and love; music and mortality. It’s all going on, South of the River.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Joe WATKINS
    • Producer(s)
    • Ian BEAUMONT (Little Dude Films), Amelia HANSSON
    • Synopsis
    • Handsome, charming rocker Aaron is living life to the full. From his dingy apartment in the depths of Brixton, he juggles the usual routine of drink, drugs and gigs with his band The Undefined, as well as his bit on the side, Ainsley.
      Aided by his bizarre, sexually confused but well-meaning friend, Jackson, Aaron aspires to be the next big thing. Doctors’ appointments fly by, ignored and overlooked by a man who has bigger and better things to distract him than the hassle of throat cancer.
      Then Laura comes into the mix, beautiful, alluring and very different from anything Aaron has ever known before. She gradually introduces him to the idea that there is more to life... a life worth living for. Then with the sudden return of Ronnie, his long lost ‘ladies’ man’ dad, Aaron faces the revelation that this tragic man is exactly who he is quickly becoming.
      Armed with this new found strength, he chooses to get himself back on track and back to life. He finally begins treatment and gradually severs ties with the only past he has ever known.
      Jackson, along with their larger than life band manager Maloney arranges for himself and Aaron to attend a spiritual retreat, where they become convinced of its ‘alternative healing potential’ with hilarious results. Given the all clear and now a changed man, Aaron begins the final journey........ across the river.
      South of the River is an emotionally vivid, uplifting and highly inspiring coming of age tale, that’s interwoven with a vibrant soundtrack, a hefty dose of black comedy and a cast and crew that’s full of experienced film makers and exciting up and coming young talent.
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