Sundance announces that Scrapper is going to be screened at the January 2023 Film Festival in Salt Lake City.
Written and directed by Charlotte Regan, Scrapper challenges the perception of working-class kids. Following her mother’s death, a resourceful 12-year-old girl, Georgie (Lola Campbell), continues to live alone in a London-outskirts flat. Georgie makes money stealing bikes with her friend, Ali (Alin Uzun), and keeps the social workers off her back by pretending to live with an uncle. It works like a charm until Jason (Harris Dickinson) shows up. Apparently, he’s her father — so long estranged that she doesn’t recognize him. Sizing him up as a rubbish dad (absent, messy, can’t cook), Georgie wonders why he’s suddenly taking an interest; especially when she’s doing just fine on her own.
The spirit, humour, and formal inventiveness that ripples through Scrapper sets it apart from much of British working-class cinema. Great Point joins BFI and BBC Film to play a part in the production of this quirky and heart-warming British Indie.