Life In The Freezer

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01For When I Am Gone20130916

Al Smith's drama follows the Cartwright family over the six months after their mother dies

by Al Smith

The family that eats together, stays together or so believed June Cartwright, which is why she leaves behind a freezer full of food to guide her family through their grief following her death.

Directed by Sally Avens

At 66 June Cartwright finally lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer. She didn't fear death but what would happen to her family after she'd gone, for she knew she was the emotional glue that kept them together. For June, food was everything. A family that eats together, stays together.

June may have left behind her a husband and two children. What they will soon discover is that she also left behind fifty frozen meals, perfectly cooked to their tastes which serve to guide them through their grief, together. This series charts five meals, spread across six months during which the Cartwright family pull themselves apart, back together, and figure out how to move on after their mothers death.

Al Smith won the 2012 Wellcome Screenwriting Prize with his feature film HALF LIFE; he is currently writing the screenplay. Recently he script edited the BBC Natural History series AFRICA and wrote the narrative for the 90' single feature. He was the winner of the 2006 Pearson Playwriting Award and the Sunday Times Playwriting Award for a second time, with RADIO. In 2007 Al did the BBC Writers Academy and in 2008/9 wrote for HOLBY and EASTENDERS as well as theatre piece THE BIRD which received four star notices at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Al co-created,exec-produced and wrote interactive teen-soap THE CUT for BBC Switch which ran to 3 series.

02Venison Stew20130917

Leonard's birthday brings his children back home for a family meal.

02Venison Stew20130917

by Al Smith

Leonard's birthday brings his children back home for a family meal, but he is finding it hard to cope on his own.

Directed by Sally Avens

At 66 June Cartwright finally lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer. She didn't fear death but what would happen to her family after she'd gone, for she knew she was the emotional glue that kept them together. For June, food was everything. A family that eats together, stays together.

June may have left behind her a husband and two children. What they will soon discover is that she also left behind fifty frozen meals, perfectly cooked to their tastes which serve to guide them through their grief, together.

The series charts five meals, spread across seven months during which the Cartwright family pull themselves apart, back together, and figure out how to move on after their mothers death.

03Christmas Dinner20130918

The strain of the family's loss begins to show across the Christmas dinner table.

03Christmas Dinner20130918

by Al Smith

For the Cartwright family the strain of the loss of their mother begins to show across the Christmas dinner table as they eat the meal she has left prepared for them.

Directed by Sally Avens

At 66 June Cartwright finally lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer. She didn't fear death but what would happen to her family after she'd gone, for she knew she was the emotional glue that kept them together. For June, food was everything. A family that eats together, stays together.

June may have left behind her a husband and two children. What they will soon discover is that she also left behind fifty frozen meals, perfectly cooked to their tastes which serve to guide them through their grief, together.

This series charts five meals, spread across seven months during which the Cartwright family pull themselves apart, back together, and figure out how to move on after their mothers death.

04Lamb and Apricots20130919

When Neil breaks up with his girlfriend, he now has only his father to turn to.

04Lamb and Apricots20130919

by Al Smith

When Neil breaks up with his girlfriend he needs his mother but now he has only his father to turn to and Leonard isn't sure he's up to the task.

Director ...... Sally Avens

At 66 June Cartwright finally lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer. She didn't fear death but what would happen to her family after she'd gone, for she knew she was the emotional glue that kept them together. For June, food was everything. A family that eats together, stays together.

June may have left behind her a husband and two children. What they will soon discover is that she also left behind fifty frozen meals, perfectly cooked to their tastes which serve to guide them through their grief, together.

This series charts five meals, spread across six months during which the Cartwright family pull themselves apart, back together, and figure out how to move on after their mothers death.

05 LASTTarragon Chicken With Lime20130920

The family gather to scatter their mother's ashes and find themselves throwing a party.

05 LASTTarragon Chicken With Lime20130920

by Al Smith

The family gather to scatter their mother's ashes and find themselves throwing a party.

At 66 June Cartwright finally lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer. She didn't fear death but what would happen to her family after she'd gone, for she knew she was the emotional glue that kept them together. For June, food was everything. A family that eats together, stays together.

June may have left behind her a husband and two children. What they will soon discover is that she also left behind fifty frozen meals, perfectly cooked to their tastes which serve to guide them through their grief, together.

This series charts five meals, spread across six months during which the Cartwright family pull themselves apart, back together, and figure out how to move on after their mothers death.