Kenton Hall is a British Canadian actor, writer, director and musician. He first came to prominence as the frontman and lyricist for the band 'ist" who release three critically albums between 2000 and 2010. He has appeared in over 50 films, includingLes Miserables, The Honourable Rebeland the award-winning shortTwinkle Twinkle.In 2010, he wrote and directed the acclaimed shortBus Stop, Wet Day. A Dozen Summers.
MAISIE and DAISY McCormack are two, ordinary twelve-year-old girls trying to make their way through the minefield of life in the 21st century. Which, as far as their concerned, is largely a case of trying to work out why grown-ups behave so oddly on such a regular basis.
When they interrupt a children's adventure story in progress, by scaring off the NARRATOR, they hijack the film and proceed to tell the story of their own lives, through the lens of the movies they've seem.
JACQUELINE, their mother is a struggling model with a idiosyncratic parenting method. HENRY, their fa-ther, a writer who has sacrificed more than they realise to give them a stable home life.
MAISIE and DAISY lead us through their day-to-day life -battling bullies JENNIFER, AUDREY and BETH and the pull of first love -MATTY ARCHER, the school heartthrob for MAISIE and, unbeknownst to DAISY, her best SAMUEL for her.
They take us through bad dates with JACQUELINE, home-life with HENRY, school life (with added were-wolves and vampires), before finally being forced to take the first tentative steps into adulthood when JACQUELINE finally settles down and they decide to set their father up with their teacher, MISS WAL-TERS.
And they need to do it all before the story they interrupted re-asserts itself. It's a race against time -and MAISIE and DAISY are learning it's not necessarily a race they can win.
And, in the end, that might not be such a bad thing after all.
Richard Stephenson Winter
MONKEY BASKET FILMS & POPPY JACK PRODUCTIONS PRESENTIN ASSOCIATION WITH HATHI PRODUCTIONS & SEVEN/FIVE PRODUCTIONS
A FILM BY KENTON HALL
A DOZEN SUMMERS
PRODUCED BY ALEXZANDRA JACKSON, KENTON HALL
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: JEZ SIMONS, HIMANI SIMONS, ARY ALCANTARA
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: GEOFFREY GILSON, G SIAN, ROBERT EPSTEIN, JEFF SOYER
FUNDING PRODUCERS: LARRY FLEMING, EMILY SCOTCHER, MARK NEVELDINE
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, GEOFFREY GILSON, ART DIRECTOR –G SIAN, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR –PHILIP WALKER
HAIR & MAKEUP: KETNA BUTRON, COSTUME DESIGN: ELIZABETH FOWLER, ALEXZANDRA JACKSON, HERO HALL
EDITING BY: GEOFFREY GILSON, KENTON HALL, SOUND RECORDISTS: PHILIP WALKER, BEN JACOBSON, SOUND EDITING AND DESIGN, ALAN DUNWELL
ORIGINAL SCORE, ANDREW STAMP, ORIGINAL SONGS: ist ANIMATION –ANDREW LEEKE
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY KENTON HALL