Life after The Inbetweeners has seen Simon Bird head behind the camera and direct his first film. After several Film Festival appearances (London, Bath, Glasgow), Altitude Films have released the UK Trailer for Days Of The Bagnold Summer.
The indie coming of age story is an adaptation of Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel of the same name. Published by Jonathan Cape, it is the first graphic novel to be nominated for the Costa Book Award.
The film is based around two lonely people Daniel a young man was mean’t to spend his Summer with his Father. When the trip is cancelled and now faces his Summer with his boring Mother. He’ll now try and spend his time listening to metal music and putting up with his librarian mum.
Bird has went for the American indie style comedic film than a straight up British style indie. Certainly a lot more quirkier, life after The Inbetweeners is looking good!
Sue (Monica Dolan) works in a library. Daniel (Earl Cave) eats crisps and listens to Metallica. This was the summer Daniel was due to spend with his dad and his dad’s new wife in Florida. But when they cancel his trip at the last minute, Sue and Daniel suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in the unassuming battleground of their suburban home as they each reckon with private tragedies – and pursue their personal passions.
Adapted from the award-winning graphic novel by Joff Winterhart, DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER is a tender, funny coming-of-age story featuring original songs by the indie band Belle & Sebastian.
Starring Earl Cave, Monica Dolan, Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Alice Lowe, and Tim Key.
Days Of The Bagnold Summer will be released on Digital Download format in the UK and Ireland from 8th June.