Carol Saldinack, a housewife from Great Yarmouth, discovered that her sons Oliver and Luke had launched an unprovoked attack on two strangers outside a fast food take-away in Chichester. The dramatic 999 call to the police reveals the moment Carol ‘shopped’ her sons – which resulted in her four eldest children disowning her.
When Neil Metcalfe found that his son Paul was in possession of live ammunition he immediately called the police. Neil stands by his decision and says of his critics: ‘There are some who say they would never grass on their family, but would they call me a grass if it was their brother or son who had been shot?’
This poignant documentary explores the anguish, heart-break and inevitable
consequences of their decisions.
A Century Films production for First Cut Channel 4
1 x 30 minutesNarratorRupert HousemanMusicMat DavidsonPat WestEditorEmily WestExecutive ProducerKatie BailiffProduced & Directed byTom Pearson
"A remarkable First Cut documentary."Daily Mail
"...a timely and suprisingly poignant film"Daily Telegraph
"A moving First Cut documentary"The Observer
"Beautifully shot, stylishly directed with a fantastic use of sound over picture.... this was a great subject confidently handled, engaging, timely and well-made"Broadcast