NOMINATED for 5 BIFA including BEST Debut Director

For AJ (Nell Barlow) planning a gap year trip to knit jumpers for elephants is much more appealing than spending a week with her family at a British Seaside Holiday Park. Yet, she finds herself on a four-hour car journey to the Dorset coast with her mum Tina (Jo Hartley, THIS IS ENGLAND) and little sister Dayna.

Met by older sister Lucy (Sophia di Martino, LOKI), and her boyfriend Steve (Samuel Anderson, DR WHO), AJ expects this to be ‘a week of hell’. That is, until she lays her eyes on the resident lifeguard Isla (Ella-Rae Smith) and is instantly infatuated.

Winner of the audience award at the Glasgow Film Festival Marley Morrison’s debut SWEETHEART captures the ups and downs of the quintessential British family holiday.

Distributed with the support of the BFI Distribution Fund.

DVD Extras:
Exclusive Cast & Crew Interviews:

  • Being a Teenager
  • The Great British Holiday
  • On Location
  • AJ and her Family
  • Filming Sweetheart
Cast: Nell Barlow, Ella-Rae Smith, Jo Hartley, Sophia di Martino, Tabitha Byron, Samuel Anderson
Director: Marley Morrison
Writer: Marley Morrison
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Running Time: 103
Cinema Release Date: 24-09-2021
Year: 2021
Producer: Michelle Antoniades