Rob Leggatt
12 mins
Year 7 takes place in South East London in the summer of 1995. Our heroes are Carl and Shaquille, both 13. Carl is chubby, introverted and scholarly; Shaquille is tall, athletic and older than his years. The boys have been best mates since nursery and they share a love of sweets, music and girls. As they approach the end of their first year of secondary school they find themselves making the change from children to teenagers. Our film shows how this change affects our protagonists, and, ultimately, how the change is too profound for their friendship to survive.