Born on December 5, 1969
From Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland
James Gillespie (William Eadie) is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne (Leanne Mullen), a vulnerable 14 year old expressing a need for love in all the wrong ways, and befriends Kenny (John Miller), who possesses an unusual innocence in spite of the harsh surroundings.
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)||Won||Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer in British Film|