Wensleydale scriptwriter’s film to be screened at Station Cinema

A critically acclaimed film which was written by a Wensleydale playwright will be screened at the Station Cinema in Richmond next week.

Pond Life tells the story of a group of young friends living in a mining village outside Doncaster in the summer 1994 who go on a fishing expedition after hearing rumours about the legend of a giant carp in nearby ponds.

The script was written by Redmire resident Richard Cameron, who based the story on a play he wrote previously.

Richard, who is hosting a question answer session afterwards, has been a playwright for 28 years, winning a number of awards.

He has also taught drama for 18 years.

He said: “Pond Life was written for my students, then became my first professional production at The Bush Theatre, London, where Dominic Dromgoole was artistic director.

“He said then ‘we ought to be making a film out of this’.

“25 years later, as executive producer of Open Palm Films, he rang me and asked me to write the script for the film.”

The independent film has received positive reviews from national film critics, with the Guardian describing it as a “affectionate coming of age comedy”.

The film will be screened at 7.45pm on Wednesday, May 15.

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