This film was shot in and around Fife, Scotland in 2012 (on a budget of less than £50).
The actors and crew were locally sourced, 80% of which had never acted in their life. This was a way of getting local people with a keen interest in film involved in something that would hopefully ignite that passion.
It’s 1986 and 14 year old Charlotte McGarry’s life has become an absolute nightmare. Tormented daily by a boy that was once her best friend, she dreads the very thought of getting up in the morning and walking to school, for fear of being bullied by Christian Christie and his big sister Sharon.
When Charlotte arrives home from school late one afternoon with a black eye, her worried mother asks if she would be keen to spend the summer holidays in the countryside with her Grandad, to which Charlotte eagerly agrees.
On hearing about Charlotte's torment back home, Grandad gives her a jacket worn by himself in WW2 and her father during the Falkland's conflict. He promises that it will protect her from all her troubles.
Charlotte returns home, setting off for school the very next day proudly wearing the old jacket worn by her father. What her Grandad didn’t mention was that whilst the jacket will protect you when it’s ‘wearer’ is threatened, that protection comes at a cost. When Charlotte crosses paths once again with Christian and Sharon, we see the jacket’s true form and the two bullies can either flee or perish.
CAST & CREW LIST
Written, Produced and Directed by David Izatt
Based on the Short Story by Johnny Mains
Director of Photography - David Izatt
Production Assistants - Emma Carpenter, David McHale & Colleen Izatt
Assistant Camera Operators - Vincenzo Ligios & Colin McQuillen
Storyboard Artists - Emma Carpenter, David McHale & David Izatt
VFX – Austin Temby, David Izatt & Scott Watson
Sound Production - Liam Saunders
Music Score by - Mitchell Gibbs
Charlotte McGarry - Cate Anderson
Reginald McGarry - Peter Robertson
Maureen McGarry - Denise Nicholson
Young Reginald McGarry - Kyle Titterton
Frank - Gary Gilchrist
Elizabeth Babblebrook - Kim Shepherd
Christian Christie - Aidan Brady
Steve - David Izatt
Nazi Officer - PJ Barnard
Sharon Christie - Louise McKell
Anderson McGarry - Alex McDonald
Production Company - © Zoghogg Entertainment Ltd.
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*Official Selection - Loch Ness Film Festival, Inverness, July 2013.
*Official Selection - FishFace Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, November 2013.
**Best Actor Nomination (Cate Anderson) - FishFace Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, November 2013.