Six Years Gone

2021, 90 minutes

Thirty year old Carrie Dawson is about to go through every parents nightmare

Carrie Dawson, a thirty-year-old single mum to daughter Lolly, is enjoying a comfortable existence in suburban Brighton. Living in a beautiful house that is being paid for by her wealthy ex-husband Dan, Carrie is back on the dating scene and enjoying life to the full. Then one afternoon her life crumbles into pieces. Her eleven-year-old daughter is snatched from outside the secondary school she has just started at, thanks to Carrie's mum Mary. The 65-year-old, unbeknown to Carrie, is suffering from early-onset dementia and forgets about the 3.15 school pick-up they'd arranged. Lolly has disappeared. Six years on Carrie's life has fallen into ruin. Her beautiful daughter has never been found. Gone are the nice house, the 'school mum' friends, and the regular money from Dan, to be replaced by a grimy little flat, a life of poverty, and the daily heartbreak of caring for her terribly ill mother. All that drives Carrie on is the ever dwindling hope that her daughter may one day be found, and the Facebook page for other parents of missing kids she runs. Then one afternoon, following a chance meeting with a young woman outside the Community Centre where she cleans, Carrie takes on an 'escort' client to earn some extra cash. As she begins her descent into the world of low-end sex work, her Facebook page throws up a post about a newly abducted girl that changes everything. As the astonishing clues start to come together about this little girl's abduction, Carrie is about to put everything on the line to find her own daughter. Frustrated by lack of help from the Police, she is thrust into a world of organised child trafficking, gangsters, violence, and ultimately her own salvation, as she clings to the hope that Lolly, now seventeen, is still alive. Six Years Gone is a gritty and powerful look and tragedy, love, and desperation, with a beautiful heart-rending finale, that will touch a nerve with all parents.



Connected mandy members:

Anna Fraser
Actor
Stacy Gerrard
James Cox
Composer
Composer
Lolly
HARRIET FROST - FAMILY LIAISON OFFICER
Zara Hunter
Actor
Lolly
Officer McCardle