BBFC Grants The Raven On The Jetty a ’15’ Theatrical Certificate

As part of our preparations for the release of The Raven On The Jetty in April 2014, we have been granted a theatrical age certificate by the British Board of Film Classification.

BBFC Rating of The Raven On The Jetty
BBFC Rating of The Raven On The Jetty

We are surprised by the rating, but it does in a sense re-affirm that context is important. While films that seem more violent and sexually explicit than The Raven On The Jetty may get lower age ratings, the fact that the context of that violence and explicitness may seem less ‘real’ and more ‘graphical’ or ‘fantasy’ means that its influence on younger viewers may have less impact than if the context seems more ‘real’ and more directly relevant to the experience of the viewer. So I am taking this age rating as a kind of badge of honour and one more testament to the effectiveness of the film.