THE REEF

KARIKKO

By Phillip DONNELLON

SPLIT SECOND FILMS - as PROD

Fantasy - Development 2017


    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Fantasy, Drama, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Phillip DONNELLON
    • Writer(s)
    • Seita VUORELA, Phillip DONNELLON
    • Producer(s)
    • Margaret milner SCHMUECK (Split Second Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Two brothers Vladimir and Mitja vacation with their mother in a remote seaside caravan park, but the holiday is overshadowed by the accidental death some weeks earlier of Mitya's best friend. As the boys set forth in their varying ways, the world of the campground and a shoreless sea come to life and is given prominence in a way never before seen in either classic works of literature or cinema.
      A band of wild beach boys called the Wrecks as each is named after a shipwreck, are referred to locally as beach pirates and are heavily invested in role-playing games. The Wrecks hang around the campground and offer Mitya a way out of the darkness that has been spreading inside him since the recent tragedy. A prominent character is a mysterious blonde teenage girl who like Peter Pan ultimately bears the weight of a great responsibility. Because of her free spirit and seemingly telepathic powers, the Girl has been and continues to be an obsession for many of the Wrecks. Mitja takes extended forays befriending several of the boys who have set up camp on the beach. But this kingdom is not only an adventure playground for vagrants, it is a world of mysticism and magic that increasingly draws Mitja under its spell. When battle lines become drawn Mitya must choose between loyalty to his new friends and an impossible love affair. His choice, one way or another, will have huge consequences on the future of his relationship with his brother who has also been enchanted by the Girl’s charms.
      THE REEF is a linear story about accepting death and letting go, which as well incorporates a number of twists and turns. THE REEF will be a timeless film with a mysticism that is sure to enchant audiences the world over. There is also a mythical element in the storyline about what happens to the children who have left the world and been lost too early in life. The audience will be hooked right up until the last moment when they discover what lays beyond that final cliff.
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