It’s the summer of 1994. In a quiet mining village just outside Doncaster, a rumour stirs about the legend of a giant carp in the nearby decoy ponds. Young Trevor takes watch one night at the water’s edge. The following night, he decides to lead a brigade of friends and neighbours on a fishing expedition. The first feature of acclaimed theatre director Bill Buckhurst (accompanied with a fantastic score by Richard Hawley), Pond Life sits in the great British tradition of films about post-industrial communities and moments of harmony.