SURFACING

By Lindsay MACKAY

SCHLINGEL - IFF FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG AUDIENCE - as DISTR Theatrical, DVD-video, GERMANY / FEST

Children's - Completed 2015

Sam is a self-conscious and stubborn 14-year-old girl, finding it difficult to fit in.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2014
Lead Actress Award (Rising Stars)
Santa Barbara IFF 2015
Official Selection
TIFF New Wave 2015
Official Selection
Omaha FF 2015
Official Selection
Stockholm Junior FF 2015
Official Selection
Canadian Screen Awards 2015
Nominee for Achievement in Visual Effects
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Children's, Drama
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lindsay MACKAY
    • Writer(s)
    • Lindsay MACKAY
    • Producer(s)
    • Paula DEVONSHIRE (DEVONSHIRE PRODUCTIONS INC), Lauren GRANT (CLIQUE PICTURES INC.), Sean BUCKLEY (BUCK PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • Sam is a self-conscious and stubborn 14-year-old girl, finding it difficult to fit in. She finds strength in the underwater world her lifeguard course provides. But insecurity takes over when her unwillingness to change out of her bathing suit in front of the more developed girls becomes a point of ridicule. It’s this fear that leaves her with a wet bum. Her solace from the bullying is Lucas, her handsome and empathetic lifeguard instructor, who reaches out to help.
      After a skinny dipping prank goes awry, mom punishes Sam by making her work cleaning the family-run retirement home. As the days pass, Sam develops unexpected friendships with two of the retirement home’s residents, who teach her about growing up...and growing old.
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