London to Brighton (2006)


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It’s 3:07am and two girls burst into a run down toilet. Joanne is crying her eyes out and her clothing is ripped. Kelly's face is bruised and starting to swell. Duncan Allen lies in his bathroom bleeding to death. Duncan's son, Stuart, has found his father and wants answers. Derek, Kelly's pimp, needs to find Kelly or it will be him who pays. Kelly and Joanne need to get through the next 24 hours.

LONDON TO BRIGHTON is a gritty thriller that follows a prostitute and a young runaway on the run to Brighton in a desperate fight to save their own lives before it's too late. Amid murder, prostitution and revenge, all Kelly and Joanne have is hope and each other.


Hitchcock d'Or - Dinard Festival of British Film
Evening Standard Newcomer's Award
UK Jury Prize - Raindance Film Festival
Best Feature - Seagate Foyle Film Festival
Skillset New Director's Award - EIFF
Best Achievement in Production - BIFAs


Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer (P.A.Williams) - BAFTAs
Best British Actress (Lorraine Stanley), Best British Producers & Best Newcomer (P.A.Williams) - London Critics Circle Film Awards
Douglas Hickox Award (P.A.Williams) & The Raindance Award - BIFAs
Michael Powell Award - EIFF
Diesel Discovery Award - TIFF


  • Edinburgh International Film Festival 2006
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2006
  • Pusan International Film Festival 2006
  • Stockholm Film Festival 2006
  • Dinard Festival of British Film 2006
  • Raindance Film Festival, London 2006
  • Seagate Foyle FIlm Festival 2006
  • Leeds International Film Festival 2006
  • Northern Lights Film Festival, Newcastle 2006
  • Hong Kong International Film Festival 2007
  • Titanic Budapest Film Festival 2007
  • Crossing Europe Film Festival, Linz 2007
  • Sydney Film Festival 2007
  • Emden Film Festival, Germany 2007
  • Moscow International Film Festival 2007
  • Brussels European Film Festival 2007
  • Era New Horizons Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland 2007
  • Fantasy FilmFest, Germany 2007
  • Melbourne Film Festival 2007
  • Anonimul International Film Festival, Romania 2007
  • Copenhagen Film Festival 2007
  • Helsinki International Film Festival 2007
  • Vancouver International Film Festival 2007
  • Purbeck Film Festival, Bournemouth 2007
  • Mill Valley Film Festival, San Fransisco 2007
  • Scanorama Film Festival, Vilnius 2007
  • Ljubljana Film Festival 2007
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2007
  • Havana Film Festival 2007
  • European Film Festival, New York 2008
  • Gene Siskel Festival of European Film, Chicago 2008
  • European Union Film Festival, Singapore 2009