Coming of Age
Director: Lynette Linton (ITV’s Unsaid Stories)
Cast: Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World, G.I. Joe: The Rise of The Cobra, Doctor Who), Olivia Williams (The Father, Maps To The Stars, An Education), Malachi Kirby (Small Axe, Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys), Monica Dolan (The Dig, A Very English Scandal, Pride), Poppy Lee Friar (My Cousin Rachel, Ackley Bridge, Mr. Selfridge), and introducing Cole Martin
Producer: Carol Harding (2020 Bafta nominee Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle) and BBC One
Based on the bestselling novel My Name is Leon from Kit de Waal
Inspired by real life events, My Name is Leon is a timely and moving story of love in the face of adversity. Leon, a mixed race boy older than his 9 years, is forced to take care of his blue-eyed baby brother when his single mother suffers a nervous breakdown. When the authorities separate the brothers, Leon is forced on a journey to find his little brother and ensure his safety, ultimately finding himself in the process.