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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]

Black Pond
Black Pond film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byTom Kingsley
Will Sharpe
Produced bySarah Brocklehurst
Screenplay byWill Sharpe
StarringChris Langham
Simon Amstell
Amanda Hadingue
Colin Hurley
Music byRalegh Long
Arthur Sharpe
CinematographySimon Walton
Edited byTom Kingsley
Will Sharpe
Distributed byself-distributed
Release date
  • 11 November 2011 (2011-11-11)
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget£25 000
Box officeapproximately £30000

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. Archived from the original on 3 December 2011. 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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