All day Breakfast was my graduation film for the London film school. Shot on Super 16mm film over four days in Blackpool, May 2008. Cast including Michelle Holmes, Jack Guttmann and Zoe Iqbal.
We had such amazing good fortune on the shoot - on the day we shot the opening scene the diggers turned up and started tearing the boat apart. It was so dramatic and utterly by chance. I discovered the stranded ferry on my second recce to Blackpool and it just had to be in the film. I quickly adopted it as a metaphor for Daryl, stuck in the mud and unable to move on with his life.
" Daryl is nineteen and going nowhere fast. His Mother antagonises him; his 'not quite girlfriend' Juliet has big dreams, and then there's the boat. The huge ferry that has beached on the shore near his home. That massive hulk of Metal that haunts him and taunts him to leave "
All Day Breakfast is about escape. Its about growing up in a small town and the conﬂicting ties between a Mother her Son and a ﬂedgling relationship struggling to take ﬂight.
The film premiered at the 2009 Raindance film festivals and has since been seen at numerous other festivals