Fat Freddie’s Drop is a coming of age drama about a teenage boy Eric and his prized Goldfish – Fat Freddie. Eric has built up a large internet fanbase with a short series of internet videos: ‘Fat Freddie’s Drop’. But his online success fails to impress his parents Jim and Adele – they worry about him hiding away from the real world, making ‘silly little goldfish videos’ up in his room.
Life for everyone is suddenly interrupted when Jim looses his job. This puts a huge strain on the family. They are forced to move to a new town. As arrive at their new house they are confronted by a group of youngsters playing football on the street. Jim pushes Eric into joining their game with Adele’s support.
What initially seems like a good idea backfires when Eric crosses paths with local hardman Darren. A tense stand-off ensues after Darren knocks Eric down with a dirty tackle. Amid the taunts of the other boys and the watchful eyes of the girls on the wall a challenge is set.
Eric has 12 hours to decide: kill Fat Freddie and force an apology from Darren or face being barred from the street for life.