Director Tom Harper
Screenwriter Jack Thorne
A Celador Films Production.
Producers Christian Colson, Ivana Mackinnon. Coproducer Andrea Cornwell
Distributor Pathe Pictures / Warner Bros
Financiers: Film4, Celador Films, Screen East, Pathe International
Starring Thomas Turgoose, Holliday Grainger, Rafe Spall, Susan Lynch, Steven Mackintosh.
UK Theatrical Release March 2010
Winner of Best Newcomer (Jack Thorne) at London Film Festival.
* * * * "If you want a showcase of the best British talent then you need look no further than this terrific little film." - Wendy Ide, The Times
* * * * "Harper has done enough with this striking, ambitious debut to herald the arrival of a major new filmmaking talent." - Radio Times
* * * * * "This thoroughly engrossing tale deserves to reach an audience, as one hopes that such brave and powerful filmmaking will encourage others in the industry to invest in the unique and young home-grown talent responsible for this triumph." - Digital Spy
* * * * "In the end, Scouting Book is a surprise delight, flawlessly cast and nimbly weathering its complex themes." - Little White Lies
"Heartbreaking ...A sublime movie" - Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail
"A confident work of considerable promise." - Philip French, The Observer
"Fizzing with adolescent expectation" - Philip Wilding, Empire
“Compelling, touching and ultimately shocking” – Melissa Osborne, Dazed&Confused
"Exhilarating... a twisted Romeo and Juliet for the Skins generation" - Jason Solomons, The Observer