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'Kindling' star Mia McKenna-Bruce has won the EE Rising Star Award at the 77th BAFTAs
Kindling review – male friendship shines through in convincing cancer tale
Connor O’Hara’s low-key, sensitive story about a young man with incurable testicular cancer doesn’t try too hard to pull at the heartstrings.
Kindling review: old friends make the most of one last summer
This is a film that stresses the importance of cherishing our loved ones and never forgetting those who are, or have been, important to us. It feels like a deeply personal movie, and Connor O’Hara’s debut feature is certainly one that’s not easy to forget.
The drama is bolstered by stirring performances from Tara Fitzgerald as Sid’s over-protective mother and Geoff Bell as a father who just wants to be a bigger part of his son’s short life. They are struggling to function as normal while grieving inside for Sid, who is still among them. Harry Brokensha’s soft rock music enriches the film’s youthful spirit and its mood of melancholy.
“KINDLING” REVIEW: THE POSITIVELY HUMAN FEATURE WILL LEAVE YOU IN TEARS
If you are looking for a feel-good film that asks audiences to reflect the beauty of life and the connections we make along the way, I firmly recommend “Kindling.”
A Restrained Yet Impactful Movie About Male Vulnerability
O’Hara’s debut stresses the importance of always cherishing our loved ones and always remembering who they are and that male vulnerability must be shown in real life and on-screen. The movie has laughs, tears and stunning performances. It’ll certainly bring comfort to the ones who sadly lost a loved one to C, and it’s a must-watch for all of us.
British drama Kindling secures 2023 UK release
British drama Kindling has secured a UK release deal from Signature Entertainment, it’s been revealed. The film will follow “Sid, who creates a plan to make his final summer unforgettable after receiving a terminal diagnosis. Reuniting with his childhood friends in their hometown, he gives each a category and asks them to find a memento that reflects that word and their friendship.
Kindling film shot in Colchester to premiere next week
Kindling boasts an impressive British ensemble cast, and charities including Movember and Teenage Cancer Trust are partnering on the film’s release.
British Drama ‘Kindling,’ Starring ‘Sex Education’ Actor George Somner, Picked up for U.K. by Signature (Exclusive)
The film about a terminally ill boy is the debut feature from writer-director Connor O'Hara and based on his George MacKay-starring short.
Carnaby boards UK feature ‘Kindling’ starring ‘Sex Education’, ‘The Witcher’ actors (exclusive)
‘The King’s Speech’ exec producer Mark Foligno produced ‘Kindling’.
‘Sex Education’ Star Boards UK Feature ‘Kindling’; Venice Passion For Film Award; ITV Hub Record – Global Briefs
George Somner (Sex Education), Conrad Khan (County Lines) and Wilson Mbomio (The Witcher) are leading the cast of Kindling, an indie feature now shooting in the UK. Connor O’Hara wrote and is directing the pic. Producers are Lowkey Films’ Jamie Gamache and Lipsync Productions’ Mark Foligno. Executive Producers include Andrew & Terry Loveday (Haymarket Films), Norman Merry and Peter Hampden (Lipsync Productions) and Rachel Warren and Carl Shepherd (Hyprr Films).
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