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Black Pond


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

Director Bio


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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