Southcliffe tells the story of an ordinary English market town devastated by a spate of shootings which take place over a single day. It explores tragedy, grief, responsibility and redemption seen through the eyes of a journalist returning to the small town of his childhood, to cover the story of the tragedy, and those closest to the victims of the tragedy.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Southcliffe - Southcliffe - Netflix
Southcliffe is a British drama series that aired on Channel 4. Set in a fictional town on the North Kent Marshes, it employs a nonlinear narrative structure to tell the story of a series of shootings by a local man portrayed by Sean Harris, the cause of the shootings and the effects on the town and residents. The series explores tragedy, grief, responsibility and redemption as seen through the eyes of a journalist returning to the small town of his childhood to cover the story. The series was filmed in Faversham in North Kent and was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Southcliffe - Conception - Netflix
The story is of a fictional English market town devastated by a spate of shootings which take place over a single day, 2 November 2011. According to its writer Grisoni, “Southcliffe is a fictional market town inhabited by fictional characters, but with similarities to many actual people and places in Britain today; invisible people, anonymous places.” He added that “Southcliffe is an anthem to ordinary people's ability to reinvent themselves in the face of ultimate darkness.” However, he denied that Southcliffe's central conceit is exploitative. “It's not really a story of a spree shooting. It's a story of people who are suddenly robbed of someone very close to them.” He insisted that it is vitally important not to portray the shooter as a cartoon monster, but that he is a human being and should be treated as one.
Southcliffe - References - Netflix