Synopsis: The story of Shell, a girl who lives with her father Pete in a remote gas station in the Scottish Highlands, in their struggle against the elements and the impossible love they feel during the last winter that she will be in that place. The Scottish Scott Graham in the feature film debut with an adaptation of his short Shell, winner of the London Short Film Festival. His next short film, Native Son, was released in the Critics' Week in Cannes in 2010.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Scott Graham
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations.
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91 min

- Must be Friday.

- Yeah, must be.

- How have you been?

- You know, surviving. You?

I'm still here.

- Busy day?

- No, you're my first.

- You on your own?

- No, he's working.

Er, 24.68.

25.16. Close, Hugh.

Come on in.

Do they ever come and see you?

No, it's easier for me to go down there.

Are you looking forward to seeing them?

- Can you tell?

- I can always tell.


Say hi to Connor and Malcolm for me.

You know, Shell, it means a lot to me

that you always remember their names.

- Anyway, don't work too hard.

- I won't.

So, see you Sunday?

- See you Sunday.

- Alright.

- I'm going to start supper now.

- What time is it?

About five. I fell asleep.

Go on, then.

# Here comes Johnny

singing oldies, goldies

# Be-Bop-A-Lula, Baby What'd I Say

# Here comes Johnny singing...

# He do the song

about the sweet lovin' woman

# He do the song about...

# He do the walk of life

# Yeah, he do the walk of life

# Whoo-hoo

# Here comes Johnny,

gonna tell you the story

# Hand me down my walkin' shoes

Shh, shh.

It's alright. It's OK. Shh.

You're OK. You're OK.


You're OK. You're OK.

It's OK.

It's OK.

It's OK.

Sounds like you've got a hole

in your exhaust.

Aye, I know.

Does it make me sound fast?

- How much?

- To the top.

Are you sure?

I got paid today.

- How's work?

- Oh, you know.

You look pretty tonight.

Do I?

- Has anyone else told you that?

- No.

I saw an accident on the way up

this morning.

- Yeah? Was it bad?

- One on the roof, one in a ditch.

- What did you do?

- There was no one there.

The police had taped it off

but the drivers were long gone.

Saw some blood on the road though.

I wonder if they'll want us

to come and take the wrecks.

It was nearer Johnny Hutch's place.

I'd say he'll get them before you.

That's 22, please.


I'd better go.

I'm working in the pub tonight.

You should come down

one of these nights.

- How would I get there?

- I'd pick you up on the way from work.

Take you back again if you want.

Yeah, I'll think about it.


I'll see you next week?

Yeah. The guy I bought my car from

has a couple of freezer chests

he's selling off just now.

- Nothing wrong with them.

- Oh, yeah?

You were saying

you had to get the chisel to your one.

Was I?

I can get them for you cheap.

Bring them up to you if you want.

No, it's alright, we'll manage.

The chisel's good for my arms.

- I'm going for my bath.

- OK.

You need a haircut.

# I went to church on Sunday

# My love, she passed me by

# I knew her mind was changing

# By the roving of her eye

# I knew her mind was changing

# By the roving of her eye

Can you help us? We had an accident.

- What do you want to lift first?

- The deer.

Where were you headed?



We just come up here for the day.


What's your name?


- And his?

- Robert.

I'm Shell, and he's Pete.

Shell? Like the petrol station?

Shell, like the unique

and beautiful thing you find in the sea.

I'll drop you at the bed and breakfast.

Alright. Thanks.

Are you two married?

Yeah. Are you?

She's my daughter.

What brings you up here?

I'd never seen the Highlands.

Well, you have now.

- Hello, Shell.

- Hello.

Sure is different here in daylight.

It's this way.

He's got quite a collection.

I can't believe a deer did this.

Yeah, they're tougher than they look.

Get in there.

What happened to the deer?

- It's in our freezer.

- Ah, so it's venison now.

Yeah. Take some with you

if you want.

- What'll happen to the car now?

- My dad'll start breaking it up.

Where is your dad?

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Scott Graham

Scott Graham (born 1965) is an American sportscaster best known for his broadcasts of the Philadelphia Phillies, his work with NFL Films, and his studio hosting with The NFL on Westwood One. He has lived and worked near Philadelphia for most of his professional life. He was born June 10, 1965 in Belleville, New Jersey, and now lives in Voorhees Township, New Jersey. Graham graduated from Pingry School in 1983. His sportscasting résumé covers several organizations in Philadelphia and around the United States. Graham is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science. more…

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