Charley Thompson is 15 years old. He wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of the year. As the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, stability is hard to find. Hoping for a new start they move to Portland, where Charley takes a summer job, with a washed-up horse trainer, and befriends a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete.
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Andrew Haigh worked for many years in editing with credits on films as diverse as Ridley Scott’s Gladiator to Harmony Korine’s Mister Lonely. He has made a number of short films that have played at festivals worldwide including Berlinale, Edinburgh, Nashville and London. His first feature, the award winning Greek Pete was released in both the UK and the US in 2010.
Filmography: Lean on Pete (2017), 45 años (2015), Weekend (2011, D'A 2012), Greek Pete (2009).