- Cast: Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, Paddy Considine, Noah Taylor, Gemma Chan, Yasmin Paige, Darren Evans, Ben Stiller
- Director: Richard Ayoade
- Writers: Richard Ayoade, Joe Dunthorne
- Producers: Mary Burke, Andy Stebbing, Mark Herbert
- Associate Producer: Ally Gipps
- Executive Producers: Pauline Burt, Tessa Ross, Ben Stiller, Peter Carlton, Will Clarke, Stuart Cornfeld, Paul Higgins, Linda James, Jeremy Kramer
- Art Direction: Sarah Pasquali
- Casting: Karen Lindsay-Stewart
- Costume Design: Charlotte Walter
- D.O.P.: Erik Wilson
- Editors: Chris Dickens, Nick Fenton
- Makeup: Tara McDonald
- Music: Andrew Hewitt
- Production Design: Gary Williamson
- Set Decoration: Cathy Cosgrove
"Submarine" follows 15 year old Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) through the impending break-up of his parents' marriage and his first relationship. The film is an adaptation of Joe Dunthorne's stunning, award-winning novel which has attracted comparisons to J.D. Salinger.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Filming Locations: Wales, UK
- Production Companies: Film4, Film Agency for Wales, Red Hour Films, Warp Films
- Production Schedule: 26 October 2009 - December 2009
2011 Guide Analysis: "Best known for his nerdish character Maurice Moss on the hilarious "The IT Crowd", Richard Ayoade transitions into the world of filmmaking with this remarkable and confident debut feature. A darkly funny British coming of age tale adapted from Joe Dunthorne’s novel of the same name, "Submarine" has already drawn comparisons to what many still consider Wes Anderson's best feature - "Rushmore".
Armed with an eccentric yet fully realised bunch of characters, this is a heartfelt film without any major moral message to spout - rather it's simply a timeless enjoyable work. Part of the reason it clicks is because it rejects so many of the cliche elements of films about young love - there's no sentimentality or cuteness, no false illusion about the teenage years. It's quirky, but doesn't take those touches too far.
The whole endeavour is also anchored by a strong cast including an unleashed Paddy Considine as a leather trouser-wearing mystic, Sally Roberts and Noah Taylor as parents who couldn't be more different in outlook, and the two young leads - the straight-faced Craig Roberts and the straight-talking Yasmin Paige. A must see."