Simon Bird’s “Charming, Laugh Out Loud” Feature Film Debut DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER Is Available On Digital From Monday June 8 | The Fan Carpet

Simon Bird’s “Charming, Laugh Out Loud” Feature Film Debut DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER Is Available On Digital From Monday June 8


01 June 2020

SIMON BIRD’S “CHARMING, LAUGH OUT LOUD,” FEATURE FILM DEBUT

DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL FROM MONDAY JUNE 8

ONLINE Q&A’S WITH YAHOO MOVIES, BFI & CURZON HOME CINEMA

STARRING MONICA DOLAN, EARL CAVE, TAMSIN GREIG, ROB BRYDON, ALICE LOWE TIM KEY

“Laugh out loud funny with a big heart... Terrific!” - MK3D, MARK KERMODE

“Monica Dolan is heartbreakingly good” -**** HEAT, CHARLES GANT

“Beautifully observed, endlessly funny – a tonic” - **** FINANCIAL TIMES, DANNY LEIGH

“Outstanding…. A really impressive piece of work” - **** FILM STORIES, SIMON BREW

“An utter delight from start to finish” -**** HEYUGUYS, LUKE CHANNELL

“A love letter to single mums, introverts and the great British Summer” - SIGHT & SOUND, KATHERINE MCLAUGHLIN

Altitude have announced the critically acclaimed directorial debut of actor, writer and comedian Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner) DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER will be released in the UK and Ireland on digital platforms from Monday June 8th.  Filmmakers and cast will take part in Online Q&A’s and screening events in the week of release; Monday 8th June, the digital premiere, in partnership with YAHOO MOVIES UK (hosted by Edith Bowman at 8.30pm), Wednesday 10th June in partnership with the BFI at 7pm and Friday 12th of June in partnership with CURZON HOME CINEMA (hosted by Robbie Collin at 8.30pm).

 

 

The film’s cast includes BAFTA-winning actress Monica Dolan (Eye in the Sky, W1A), Earl Cave (True History of the Kelly Gang, The End of the F***ing World), Rob Brydon (The TripA Cock and Bull Story), Alice Lowe (Prevenge, Sightseers), Tamsin Greig (The Second Best Marigold Hotel, Green Wing), Tim Key (Greed, This Time with Alan Partridge) and Elliot Speller-Gillot (Uncle).

Sue (Dolan) works in a library. Daniel (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.  DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER is a tender, funny coming-of-age story; an acutely observed portrait of growing pains, friendship and family life.

 

 

DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER 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 BIFA nominated screenplay is by Lisa Owens, author of the novel Not Working (a Foyles ‘book of the year’ which has now been translated into nine languages). Produced by Matthew James Wilkinson of Stigma Films (Amulet, The Score) and co-produced by Isabelle Georgeaux of Pont Neuf Productions (Calibre, Keeping Rosy). Wilkinson and Georgeaux previously collaborated as producer and co-producer respectively on The Call-Up.

Best known for playing the sarcastic but lovable geek Will in the hugely popular and successful The Inbetweeners TV series and feature films, Simon Bird has also co-created, co-written and co-starred in Chickens, a series for Big Talk Productions and broadcast on Sky.  His first film as a director, the short Ernestine & Kit produced by Stigma Films supported by Creative England via BFI NETWORK, premiered at SXSW in 2016 and gained a Best Short Film nomination at the Irish Film and Television Awards.  

 

 

Monica Dolan is a BAFTA award-winning actress whose work spans stage, television and film. Highlights include Appropriate Adult, for which she won the BAFTA, Witness for the ProsecutionThe Casual VacancyEye In the Sky, and W1A. Recent TV credits include ITV’s Vanity Fair, Black Mirror and the BBC One Stephen Frears’ Drama A Very English Scandal, which she was BAFTA nominated for. Other recent projects include Peter Mackie Burns’ Rialto and playing the role of ‘Karen’ in Ivo van Hove’s production All About Eve at the Noël Coward Theatre for which she won an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Newcomer Earl Cave has recently been seen in Justin Kurzel’s True History of the KellyGang alongside George MacKay, Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult and Charlie Hunnam.  He will next be seen in Alex Rider, the television adaptation of the best-selling adventures of Anthony Horowitz’s teenage spy.  Earlier credits include the hit series The End of the F**king World and Born To Kill.

 

 

The original soundtrack is by Belle & Sebastian, one of the most cherished and celebrated UK acts of recent decades.  They have released eleven critically acclaimed albums including the epoch-defining TigermilkIf You’re Feeling Sinister and The Boy With The Arab Strap and many classic EPs and singles, including most recently the How To Solve Our Human Problems trilogy.  The Days of the Bagnold Summer soundtrack is out now via Matador Records. Their current project Protecting The Hive is an ongoing two-part collaboration with fans.

Streaming platforms from Monday June 8th will include: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Sky Store, Virgin, BT, Curzon Home Cinema and BFI Player.

 

 

Find DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER on Facebook, Twitter @AltitudeFilms@AltitudeHomeUK, Instagram @altitudefilmUK and Altitude on YouTube.

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DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER IS AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL ON MONDAY JUNE 8

About Altitude Media Group
Altitude Media Group is the independent UK based studio led by Will Clarke chairman and joint-CEO with Andy Mayson, comprising ofAltitude Film Production, Altitude Film Sales with Managing Director Mike Runagall, Altitude Film Distribution with Managing Director Hamish Moseley and Altitude Factual with Managing Director Paul Sowerbutts.  In February 2020 US based investment group 30WEST took a significant minority stake in the group.

Since launching in 2013 Altitude Film Distribution have proudly supported talented filmmakers and given their films the dynamic and bold releases they deserve.

Since launching in 2013 Altitude Film Distribution have proudly supported talented filmmakers and given their films the dynamic and bold releases they deserve.

To date Altitude have championed over 100 films, ranging from the Academy and BAFTA award winning Moonlight, 20 Feet From Stardom, Amy, I Am Not Your Negro and through to critically acclaimed The Florida Project, Lady Macbeth, Beast, The Rider, Whitney, Busby and more.

Altitude’s recent releases include Nick Rowland’s critically acclaimed Calm With HorsesHorrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans, Asif Kapadia’s Diego Maradona, Charlie Lightening and Gavin Fitzgerald’s Liam Gallagher: As It Was, A Private War starring Rosamund Pike, the acclaimed Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story, Jonah Hill’s Mid90sLittle Monsters starring Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad, David Fairhead’s Armstrong and Brian Welsh’s Beats.  Altitude also partnered with platinum selling artist Drake on the release of Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Monsters and Men in January 2019.

Forthcoming releases include Ladj Ly’s Academy-Award nominated Les Misérables, Sarah Gavron’s Rocks, Shane MacGowan documentary Shane from director Julien Temple and produced by Johnny Depp, Chasing Chaplin from BAFTA nominees Peter Middleton and James Spinney and Ari Folman’s Where Is Anne Frank? Altitude are partnering with the WWF for a global One Night Only release of David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet later in 2020.

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