What does it take to change a child’s life? H is for Harry is a coming of age story about Harry, a charismatic 11-year-old boy, who arrives at secondary school in suburban London unable to read or write.

The link between low income and low academic achievement is greater in the U.K. than in most developed countries. By the age of 16, 75 per cent of white, working class boys do not achieve basic government education standards. Some public schools there are offering remedial programs to assist students in need.

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With the help of Sophie, his extremely dedicated teacher, can Harry overcome the illiteracy that held back his father and grandfather? Against the backdrop of a Britain divided by issues of class, identity and social mobility, H is for Harry follows Harry over two years as he fights not only to improve academically but also to believe in a different future for himself.

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Special thanks to

Harry, Sophie and Grant

and all the children, families, staff and governors at Reach Academy Feltham

 

Thanks to

The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation

Siddharth Dhar

Jim Clarke-Sullivan

The Sehmer Family

Gill and Garf Collins

and all our anonymous investors and donors

Additional Cinematography

Lisa Cazzato-Vieyra

 

Logging

Jessica Waite

 

Assistant Editor

Elena Sánchez Bellot

 

Opening and closing tracks composed by

Jerry Lane

 

Post production Services

Roundtable Post Production

 

Post Production Manager

Ben Coulson

 

Digital Colourist

Jack Jones

 

Re Recording Mixer

Dan Weinberg

Danny Finn

 

Finishing Artist

Andrés del Caño

 

DI Editorial

Emma Corbett

 

Sound Assistant

Sergei Dimlic

 

Finance Managers for Mercurial Pictures

Annis Ostler and Sally Adelman

 

Accountant for Mercurial Pictures

Stuart Berriman

 

Legal Services for Mercurial Pictures

Robert Matthews

 

Music

“The Whiteness of the Whale”

by Mike Brooks (PRS), James Rutledge, James Wright

 

“All The Mighty Heart”

by Mike Brooks, James Rutledge, James Wright

Drums: Chris Walmsley

 

Hark The Holidays’

by David Tobin (PRS/BMI), Jeff Meegan (BMI) & Malcolm Edmonstone (PRS)

Publisher: Audio Network Limited (2013)

 

‘Pork and Beans 2’

by Tom Quick (PRS) & Adam Drake (PRS)

Publisher: Audio Network Limited (2012)

 

“Hornpipe”

By Jamie Partridge

 

Creative Producer

Isla Badenoch

 

Film Editors

Matthew Scholes

Emiliano Battista

 

Additional Editing

David Potter

 

Original music composed by

Mike Brooks & Pablo Scopinaro

 

Distribution Partner

Dartmouth Films

 

Executive Producers for Bungalow Town

Jez Lewis & Rachel Wexler

 

Producer

Jon McGoh

 

Filmed and directed by

Edward Owles & Jaime Taylor

 

Sauve Foundation

Postcode Films

Bungalow Town

Roundtable

Supported by Joseph Rowntree Foundation

 

Mercurial Pictures

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