Mia, an aggressive fifteen-year-old girl, lives on
an Essex estate with her tarty mother, Joanne,
and precocious little sister Tyler. She has been
thrown out of school and is awaiting admission
to a referrals unit and spends her days
aimlessly. She begins an uneasy friendship with
Joanne's slick boyfriend, Connor, who
encourages her one interest, dancing.
UK Film Council
Kasander Film Company
Kam & ronson
Alexander Korda Award for best British film
New Lights Competition
British Independent Film award
Most promising newcomer
Cannes Film Festival
Chicago international film festival
Special Jury Prize
Edinburgh international film festival
Best British Performance
Evening standard British Film Awards
Evening standard British film award
London Critics Circle Film Awards
British film of the year
British Supporting actor of the year
Young British performer of the year
British Director of the year
Sydney Mary Nash
The film has two audiences as it was made for
the film festival.
The first audience is the film festival judges
who would be between 30 and 50 years old.
The other audience would be 15 up to about 21
as this is the age group represented in the film.
The film does not appeal to a worldwide
audience as the film is about a small area in
Essex and does not portray the middle and
upper class that the world expects London to
be, but instead it shows the none working class.
Issues raised with
national and Local
Due to the film showing a small location in Essex
where the class is below working class, this film
would not appeal to an international audience.
The setting of the film is made 100% clear as in
some of the shots the river Thames and the Queen
Elizabeth bridge is shown.
The actors in the film are mostly unknown
meaning that the film would not have a huge fan
base before the film gets its own.
Due to America expecting London to be middle to
high class this film showing below working class
and the theme of social realism it unlikely that
large American company's would distribute the
Fish Tank 2009