Set in the economically depressed austerity Britain of today, Cal is a startlingly powerful drama and the follow-up to the hit 2009 film, Shank. Twenty-year-old Cal returns from France to Britain after receiving news that his mother is ill. His finds his home city of Bristol facing hard economic times brought on by the global economic crisis, with poverty and crime on the rise and rioting and looting almost a nightly occurrence. It's not a warm homecoming as his sick mother remains stubbornly homophobic and wants nothing to do with the now openly gay Cal while his... alcoholic and manic Auntie Jane, now living in a rundown council house, dulls her stagnation with welfare funded booze and disturbing attempts to sexually seduce her nephew. Navigating his way across this new landscape he meets a young student who needs his help. However his act of kindness brings him into contact with a lawless drug dealing pimp and a race against time to make peace with his mother and get out of town as quickly as possible. An intense tale of a family mired in poverty, angry and lost but still searching for love, respect and acceptance. [show more]
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Gay-themed drama directed by Christian Martin. When he receives news that his mother (Lucy Russell) is ill, Cal (Wayne Virgo) returns to Bristol from France at a time when the global economic crisis is at its worst, causing a rise in crime and looting throughout the country. Reunited with his mother who expresses she wants nothing to do with her now openly gay son, Cal is forced to move in with his Auntie Jane (Emily Corcoran), who tries her hardest to make him straight by coming onto him. Throughout his time at home, Cal also meets a young male prostitute called Jason (Tom Payne) who is under the forceful hand of notorious drug dealing pimp Ivan (Daniel Brocklebank). While a relationship forms between the two men, Cal is forced to make a decision about staying and trying to mend his relationship with his mother or to leave Bristol again for good...