Awaydays is based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Sampson. Set in the post-punk era in the North West of England. Paul Carty (Nicky Bell) is 19, good-looking, funny, clever - and bored out of his mind. His mother died a year ago. He lives in middle class suburbia with his silently grieving father and feisty young sister, Molly. Carty works as a junior civil servant and spends all his wages on gigs, clubs, records and football. It's at a match that he meets Elvis (Liam Boyle). 

Elvis changes everything. He's part of a gang called The Pack. The Pack is legendary; they dress in a cultish, almost effeminate style that's at odds with the Boneheads and Bootboys they fight against. They have androgynous wedge haircuts worn with Lacoste tennis shirts, Lois jeans and Adidas Forest Hills training shoes. For as long as he has been going to football, Carty has been fascinated by The Pack. Now Elvis is offering him a way in...

Cast / Crew

Starring: Nicky Bell, Liam Boyle, Stephen Graham, Holliday Grainger

Crew: Directed by Pat Holden, Produced by David A Hughes, Edited by Mark Elliott, Executive Producer – Kevin Sampson


BFI London Film Festival 2009

South by Southwest USA 2009

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2009

Fringe Report Awards – Best Picture 2009

Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema 2009

Dublin Film Festival 2010

Glasgow Film Festival 2010       

Munich International Film Festival 2010

Brussels Film Festival 2010

PIFAN Korea 2010

Mexico International Film Festival 2010

Melbourne International Film Festival 2010

Europa on Screen Jakarta, Indonesia 2010   

Guijon International Film Festival, Spain 2010


Awaydays cast


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