Director: Stephen Daldry
His name is Jonathan and he is eight. He loves football and he loves his Dad – even though they've never met.
EIGHT was the film debut from Stephen Daldry who was previously acclaimed for his work in theatre. He directed the film from a script written by Tim Clague, which won the Jerwood Film Prize in 1998. In many respects EIGHT is considered by Daldry and producer Jon Finn of Working Title to have been a rehearsal for BILLY ELLIOT, which they went on to make the following year. Daldry has been Oscar and BAFTA nominated for his recent film THE HOURS.