Dolphins (2007 film)

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Dolphins Poster.jpg
Official Movie Poster
Directed by Mark Jay
Produced by Christopher Figg
Mark Jay
Trudy Sargent
Executive Producer
Peter Hampden
Andrew Loveday
Mike Loveday
Rob Whitehouse
Line Producer
Gerry Toomey
Written by Mark Jay
Starring Karl Davies
Lauren Steventon
Layke Anderson
Music by Sacha Puttnam
Cinematography Simon Dennis
Brendan McGinty
Edited by Dominic Strevens
Distributed by Carnaby International
Release dates
8 February 2007
Running time
100 min
Language English
Budget £250,000 (estimated)

Dolphins is a music-driven, action romance film written and directed by Mark Jay and starring Karl Davies. The film follows the lives of a group of boy racers living in Brighton who struggle to coexist with the indie scene that the town is famous for.


A gritty, modern fairytale teen romance set in the seaside town of Brighton UK, inside the edgy and often dangerous world of the Street Racer gangs and Indie Punks the town is famous for. In the week before Christmas a strangely beautiful and emotionally super-charged love story unfolds between two kids from opposite ends of the town. A Romeo and Juliet for the too fast to live generation.


Actor Role
Karl Davies Brent Black
Lauren Steventon Ophelia James
Layke Anderson Lawrence Ray
Frank Harper Legend
Roots Manuva Mr. Smile
Gemma Baker Carly Moss
Amy Blackburn Sophie
Gary Blair Teacher
Ana Rosa De Eizaguirre Butler Beatrice
Tim Chambers Streetz
Ross Forder Gary
Simon Harvey Billy Black
Ekene Ikedife Chris Taylor
Samantha Lyden Stacey
Jason Maza Kelvin
James McClaren Craig Black
Calum McNab Wayne
Matthew Garrity Nige[citation needed]
Nicola Paige Shelley
Steve Speirs Social worker
Grace Trevelyan Lucy


Brent and Ophelia

The film was developed in association with Screen South and is a Carnaby International / Arcade Films / Full On Film co-production. It was filmed in two productionblocks: the first between November 2005 and December 2005 and the second between 28 September 2006 and 23 October 2006. It was filmed around Marine Parade in Brighton, Newhaven Beach and Waterloo Station in London and is in an HDV format.[1]

Director and writer Mark Jay first had the idea for this feature film while watching teenagers pose by their customised cars. He initially talked with the drivers before engaging in more specialist research into this hobby.[2]

During the filming of the movie Film 2006 made a behind the scenes feature.[3]

The score was composed by Sacha Putnam and Fatboy Slim’s Brighton based Skint Records supplied the tracks with additional music from Lucky Jim, The Young Offenders’ Institute, Lo Fidelity All Stars, Doll And The Kicks[citation needed], Matthew Garrity[citation needed] and Fatboy Slim himself.[4]

It received an industry screening at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2007[5] and had been sceduleded to premiere at CineCity 2007 in Brighton, but had to be pulled from the schedule.

The UK DVD release is set for 19 March 2009.


It has been described by the press as having shades of Quadrophenia and a hint of Grease.[2]


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