Dustbin Baby (film)
Dustbin Baby is a BBC television film directed by Juliet May, based on Jacqueline Wilson’s 2001 novel of the same name. It was first broadcast on BBC One on 21 December 2008. The film stars Dakota Blue Richards as April, a troubled teenager who was abandoned in a dustbin as an infant. April’s life is recounted in flashbacks as she meets people and visits places.
About Dustbin Baby (film) in brief
Dustbin Baby is a BBC television film directed by Juliet May, based on Jacqueline Wilson’s 2001 novel of the same name. It was first broadcast on BBC One on 21 December 2008. The film stars Dakota Blue Richards as April, a troubled teenager who was abandoned in a dustbin as an infant. The story revolves around April running away on her fourteenth birthday, while Marion searches for her. April’s life is recounted in flashbacks as she meets people and visits places that are significant to her. Dustbin Baby was awarded the International Emmy in the Children and Young People category at the 2009 ceremony. Helen Blakeman won a Children’s BAFTA for the screenplay, while the film itself was shortlisted for a Children’s BAFTA in the Drama category. It also won the 2010 KidScreen Award for Best One-off, Special, or TV movie aimed at a Family Audience and the KidScreen Awards for Best Acting and Best Acting. The film was released on DVD on 12 January 2009. It is available on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in the UK, and on DVD in the U.S. for the second and third weeks of January. It has not yet been released in Australia or New Zealand, but will be available on DVD there in the United States in the summer of 2013. The UK release date for the DVD version is July 2013, and the US release date of the DVD is August 2013. It will also be available in Australia and New Zealand in August 2013, as well as in Australia in September 2013, but not in the US in August 2014 or Australia in August 2015.
The DVD version of the film will be released in the USA in September 2014, and in Australia on September 15, 2015, and September 16, 2016. The US release dates for the UK release are September 2013 and September 2016, and they will be the dates of the UK releases of both the UK and US versions of the movie. The British release dates are September 23, 2014 and September 26, 2016, respectively. The U.K. release date is September 28, 2014, but the US releases the UK version on September 29, 2015 and September 30, 16, 17, and 16, respectively, on DVD and Blu-Ray. The movie was released in UK cinemas on September 21, 2008, and it is also available in North America, Australia and North America on September 28 and 28, 2008. It opens with a flashback to an eight-year-old April living with Janet and Daniel Johnson. The Johnsons’ relationship was an abusive one, that lead to Janet’s suicide. April visits the now abandoned Sunnyholme Children’s Home, where she lived when she was younger. She is cared for by a woman, Mo. April befriends an older girl, Gina, and is introduced to Pearl, a girl her own age. When she is 14, April is reprimanded by Mo, and pushes her down a flight of stairs. April becomes angry, thinking that she is leaving Fairdale.