Joe Holt is thirteen. When his mum and her unsavoury boyfriend Dean suddenly announce they're going on holiday, Joe's thrilled at the prospect of a break from trouble at school and tension at home… until it becomes clear that while his mum and Dean are heading off for Spain, Joe's being left behind in their Peckham flat. His mum calls it "a holiday at home". Dean calls it "a secret", and says Joe needs to keep out of sight for a week or face some nasty consequences.
Left ‘all alone' with £10 for the electric meter and a fridge half-full of leftovers, Joe plays X-box, stays up all night (and regrets it), makes a surprise friend in a girl called Asha who also seems to be parentless for the week, counts off the days… and discovers a sealed bag lodged in the lavatory cistern. Inside the bag is £20,000 in used cash. However, that's only the start of Joe's troubles. When the week's over, his mum and Dean don't show up and Joe knows life's about to get a whole lot more difficult…
Status: In Development
Runtime: 30 minutes
Joe All Alone - Living All Alone - Netflix
Living All Alone is the seventh album by American soul singer-songwriter Phyllis Hyman. It was released by Philadelphia International Records in 1986 (see 1986 in music). The album contained the title track, which peaked at #12 on the R&B charts and has become one of Hyman's well-known hits of her career.
Joe All Alone - Production - Netflix
Producer: Thom Bell, Terry Burrus, Kenny Gamble, Reggie Griffin, Leon Huff, Phyllis Hyman, Juanita Johnson, Nick Martinelli and Dexter Wansel. Arranger: Thom Bell, Terry Burrus, Randy Cantor, Reggie Griffin, Nick Martinelli, Jim Salamone and Dexter Wansel. Horn Arrangements: Larry Davis. Engineers: Pete Humphries, Arthur Stoppe and Mike Tarsia. Assistant engineers: Randy Abrams, Poke, MacMinn and Adam Silverman Scott. Mixing: Mike Tarsia. Executive producer: Thom Bell, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. Photography: Jean Pagliuso. Clothing/Wardrobe: Cassandra McShepard. Make-Up: Allan Forbes.