Mark O'Rowe

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Boy A

Winner: Best Single Drama, Broadcast Awards film
( Feature )
Producer Lynn Horsford, Nick Marston and Tally Garner Director John Crowley Starring
  • Andrew Garfield
  • Peter Mullan
  • Siobhan Finneran
  • Katie Lyons
  • Jeremy Swift
    Distributor Channel 4 & Weinstein Co Production Company Cuba Pictures

    Boy A was adapted by Mark from Jonathan Trigell's novel. Initially aired on Channel 4 in November 2007 it also received a cinematic release in 2008. Directed by John Crowley and starring Andrew Garfield in his breakthrough role as the eponymous Boy A, this was the first production from Cuba Pictures.

    A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. However, the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past.

    Critically acclaimed, Boy A picked up a wide range of television and film awards including a Dinard British Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay and was nominated for a BAFTA Television Award for Breakthrough Talent for Mark O'Rowe as well as being nominated for an IFTA for Best Script for Film.

    Boy A

    A haunting and emotionally powerful story...Lovingly photographed, achingly romantic and memorably acted Geoff Berkshire
    Chicago Tribune

    (a) powerful, moving portrait David Chater
    The Times

    Exciting, moving and terrifying Abi Grant
    The Telegraph

    Mark O’Rowe’s script...did a superb job of capturing Jack’s tangled emotions after his release...powerful, subtle and above all involving James Walton
    The Telegraph

    a poignant realist drama that will leave a big emotional impression. Natasha Kaufman
    Time Out London