The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

Conner Chapman
Director: Clio Barnard Cast: Conner Chapman
Conner Chapman
, Shaun Thomas
Shaun Thomas
, Sean Gilder
Sean Gilder
Clio Barnard

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Two young schoolboys find their close-knit friendship beginning to unravel as they fall under the spell of an unscrupulous scrap-dealer in this bleak drama based on the story by Oscar Wilde. Consummate outsiders both in school and in life, 13-year-old Arbor (Conner Chapman) and his best mate Swifty (Shaun Thomas) find their futures looking uncertain after being expelled from school. Despite their shared setback, both boys remain determined to provide for their families, even if it means performing shady jobs for local scrap-metal merchant Kitten (Sean Gilder). Meanwhile, despite Arbor's desperate attempts to impress and emulate his questionable new mentor, it's Swifty who truly interests the manipulative Kitten. As this sad reality slowly begins to dawn on Arbor, a deep divide opens between the troubled teen and his former best friend, paving the way for a tragedy that will affect the lives of all involved.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/2014
UPC: 0030306935492
Original Release: 2013
Source: Mpi Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:31:00

Special Features

Cast & crew interviews; Behind the scenes; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Conner Chapman Arbor Fenton
Shaun Thomas Swifty
Sean Gilder Kitten
Siobhan Finneran Mrs. Swift (Swifty's Mother)
Steve Evets Price Drop (Swifty's Dad)
Rebecca Manley Shelly Fenton
Ian Burfield Mick Brazil
Lorraine Ashbourne Mary
Rhys McCoy Daniel
Elliott Tittensor Martin Fenton
Ralph Ineson Johnny Jones
Everal A. Walsh Railway Man
John Wall School Nurse
Mohammed Ali Mo
Jamie Michie Teacher
Bailey Clapham Swift Children
Jake Gibson Swift Children
Sofina-Rose Hussain Swift Children
Peter-Lee Lowther Swift Children
Aron Ryan Swift Children
Macy Shackleton Swift Children
Patrick McCann Neighbour
Joshua Foulds Josh
Blake Atkinson Blake
James Booth Jay
Dougie Rooks Deputy Headteacher
Reece Andrews Headteacher
William Fox Passerby
Kayle Stephens Chip 'n' Pin Sulky Rider
Michael Cahill 'Smart Price Drop' Man
Paul Chapman Caretaker
Beverly Higgins School Secretary
Harry Calvert Scrap Yard Worker
Robert Hudson Power Station Worker
Rob Snell Power Station Worker
Max Smith Power Station Worker
Chris Yates Power Station Worker
Ken Christiansen Policeman
Vicki Hackett WPC Hayward
Matty Bailey Kevin
Steven 'Peanut' Walker Wizz
Robert Emms Phil the Barman
Garry Page Garry
Tim Paley Driver
David Peel Huddersfield Scrapyard Man
Joshua Haase Policeman
Simon Hearn Policeman
Mark Pitts Policeman

Technical Credits
Clio Barnard Director,Screenwriter
Tony Aherne Asst. Director
Ameenah Ayub Allen Production Manager
Tim Barker Sound/Sound Designer
David Bowes Art Director
Katherine Butler Executive Producer
Mike Eley Cinematographer
Gary Hartley Farrar Makeup
Nick Fenton Editor
Lizzie Francke Executive Producer
Jessica Goodall Makeup
Harry Escott Score Composer
Alice Hopkins Makeup
Amy Hubbard Casting
Scott MacIntyre Special Effects Supervisor
Tracy O'Riordan Executive Producer
Matthew Price Costumes/Costume Designer
Helen Scott Production Designer
Helen Scott Production Designer
Sue Wyburgh Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Selfish Giant
1. Opening Credits [8:00]
2. All is Welcome [7:38]
3. Waiting for You [10:06]
4. Get Back [6:11]
5. Leave Him Alone [7:50]
6. Too Risky [7:20]
7. Laying Low [8:13]
8. Harden Up [7:33]
9. Come With Me [10:49]
10. My Fault [6:25]
11. Really Worried [4:58]
12. Ending Credits [5:34]

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