UK / original title : Silent Roar / Color / status : completed / English / long feature-film
On the island of Lewis, Scotland, Dondo, a young surfer, refuses to accept the death of his fisherman dad, despite being missing at sea for over a year. Unlike quiet and dreamy Dondo, his clever classmate Sas, is never afraid of rubbing people up the wrong way. Dondo and Sas’ unlikely bond will help them find their path in their rural community, through waves, beliefs, and hellfire.
BAFTA award nominee for Best Short Film Johnny Barrington hypes up Scottish surfing in this raw and irreverent comedy-drama shot in 35mm. With revelatory performances rife with idiosyncratic humour from its two young actors, Louis McCartney and Ella Lily Hyland and the participation of Chinenye Ezeudu (Sex Education).