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Gabriel & Me

by Samuelson Productions/Film Council/FilmFour

Synopsis

Jimmy Spud is no ordinary eleven year old; while others dream of football and girls, he dreams of becoming an angel.

When he gains an apprenticeship with the Archangel Gabriel, it seems as if his prayers have been answered. But, his “miracles” go largely unnoticed. A disillusioned Jimmy is on the verge of quitting when his father is diagnosed with cancer. He decides to give it one last try: Jimmy deserves a miracle and, maybe, this time it will happen. A bittersweet rights-of-passage from the writer of the acclaimed “Billy Elliot.”

Reviews

The film combines grittiness with fantasy on a tragic-comic foundation and a sensibility that seems distinctly European rather than harking back to Britain’s Realist tradition. Director Udyan Prasad adeptly peels away the layers of Jimmy’s daydreams. Heart-warming is an overused adjective but applied to ‘Gabriel And Me’ it deserves a new currency.

The Scotsman, Richard Mowe

As we fly and swoop in on the film in the opening sequence we are given a taste of what is to follow in this graceful movie. Udayan Prasad presents a sensitive and emotive film with great performances from the cast.

A film full of wonderful surprises, warmth and spirit.

Now

” Gabriel And Me” is as intelligent as it is emotional. A rich vein of humour runs through the film. Newcomer Sean Ladless is very good with excellent support from Iain Glen and David Bradley.

The Express

Credits

Iain Glen
Dad
David Bradley
Grandad
Billy Connolly
Gabriel
Sean Landless
Jimmy
Rosie Rowell
Mam
Ian Cullen
Ridley
Sean Foley
Fat Sam
Trevor Fox
Mr. Ellison
Bridie Hales
Bridie
Nicky Hayer
Nicky
Jacqueline King
Mrs. Peacock
Dominic McHale
Geography Teacher
Andy Mulligan
Harold
Mark Ross
Sproat
Jordan Routledge
Scout
Guy Thorpe Beeston
Doctor
Director
Udayan Prasad
Writer
Lee Hall
Cinematography
Alan Almond


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A film full of wonderful surprises, warmth and spirit.