Georgie, a resourceful 12-year-old girl, lives alone in her London flat following her mother’s death. She makes money stealing bikes and keeps the social workers off her back by pretending to live with an uncle. It works like a charm until Jason arrives, apparently he’s her father. Sizing him up as a rubbish dad (absent, messy, can’t cook), Georgie wonders why he’s suddenly taking an interest. Especially when she’s doing just fine on her own, thank you very much!

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival, 2023.

Mark says:
“A single day’s shoot on a film set can easily cost £10,000, I heard recently of a Netflix drama that cost £100,000 for just one night! Consequently there is enormous pressure on the whole production team to complete the filming and for the actors to deliver their performances. So huge credit is due to SCRAPPER director Charlotte Regan for putting the welfare of her 12 year old actor first, ensuring that newcomer Lola Campbell was happy and comfortable with what her character was saying and doing. I think this gives the film a rare authenticity; alongside some arty flourishes, genuinely funny moments and a youthful hope for the future”.


fizzing, vital exploration of the father-daughter bond”, Wendy Ide, The Guardian

Delicately dancing the knife edge between cute and maudlin, the filmmaker and her terrific actors have given viewers that rarity in cinema: uplift without the dreary moralizing.” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post.

A singular portrait of a girl full of verve and personality. An astonishing feature debut from Charlotte Regan, with a film as cheeky and imaginative, as pleasantly messy and chaotic, as its heroine.” MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher.