After Phoenix

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After Phoenix is a tale of grief, love, friendship and how, at the worst of times, the absurdity and humour of family life are the only things that can pull you through…

Bristol, England. 1974. When teenager Phoenix is killed in a motor bike accident, his family is devastated by his death. His mother Katherine’s mental health deteriorates and she blames her husband, JJ, for having bought him the motor bike.

Grief-stricken, journalist JJ moves into the garden shed and shifts his focus to the upcoming general election.

Meanwhile, their 15-year-old daughter, Penny, struggles to uphold normality in the absence of her parents, while contending with a further loss of her own. It’s hard to imagine what might reunite them…