Black Pond

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Black Pond
Black Pond film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Tom Kingsley
Will Sharpe
Produced by Sarah Brocklehurst
Screenplay by Tom Kingsley
Will Sharpe
Starring Chris Langham
Simon Amstell
Amanda Hadingue
Colin Hurley
Cinematography Simon Walton
Release date
  • 11 November 2011 (2011-11-11)
Running time
83 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £25 000
Box office approximately £8000

Black Pond is the debut, low budget, independent feature by young British directors Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe. The film was nominated for the 2012 BAFTA Outstanding British Debut Award.[1] The film stars Chris Langham in his first acting role since being convicted of child pornography charges. The film is reported as having cost £25,000 to make.[2]

It is a black comedy about a family who are accused of murder when a stranger comes to dinner.

Screen International reported that "The film premiered at the Raindance Film Festival, going on to be nominated for the Raindance award at the BIFAs and two Evening Standard Awards for Best Debut and Best Comedy."[3] The Guardian reported that the film had also been shortlisted for the Guardian First Film Award. [4]


  1. ^ Outstanding Debut Nominees in 2012, BAFTA. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  2. ^ Malcolm, Derek (11 November 2011). "Black Pond - Review". This Is London Magazine. London. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Cooper, Sarah (26 January 2012). "Black Pond directors reveal plans for second feature". Screen Daily. London. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Pulver, Andrew (10 January 2012). "Guardian First Film Award 2012 shortlist". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 

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