Nominated for Outstanding Debut at this year's BAFTAs, "Black Pond" tells the story of an ordinary family who are accused of murder when a stranger dies at their dinner table. Two-time BAFTA winner Chris Langham stars as bumbling father Tom Thompson and inimitable British comedian Simon Amstell makes his film debut as a sinister psychotherapist. Combining the quietly surreal with the beautifully mundane, Black Pond tells the hilarious and heart breaking story of how The Thompsons became known as the 'Family of Killers'.
Director(s): Tom Kingsley, Will Sharpe
Producer(s): Sarah Brocklehurst
Screenwriter(s): Will Sharpe
Cinematographer: Simon Walton
Editor(s): Will Sharpe, Tom Kingsley
Production Designer: Will Sharpe, Tom Kingsley
Sound Designer: Peter Davies
Music: Arthur Sharpe, Will Sharpe, Ralegh Long, Nick Sutcliffe
Additional Credits: Camera Assistant: Laurence Wright, Sound Recordist: Josh Whitlam, David Hamill, Sound Assistant: Dan Rhodes
Principal Cast: Chris Langham, Simon Amstell, Amanda Hadingue, Colin Hurley, Will Sharpe, Anna O'Grady, Helen Cripps
Will Sharpe, 25, and Tom Kingsley, 26, are BAFTA-nominated directors who started by making a 30 minute short film in Japanese called Cockroach in 2009. "Black Pond" is their first feature. It has been nominated at the British Independent Film Awards and Evening Standard Film Awards in the UK.
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