Into The Surf is a twelve-minute short fiction film concerning Sebastian (Greg Austin, Mr Selfridge), a young man who idolises and lives in the shadow of his charismatic older brother, Daniel (Adam Rojko). Interweaving between past and present, we witness Sebastian's struggle to cope with his brother's deteriorating mental health and the slow breakdown of their relationship.
 
A dark, cinematic coming-of-age film, Into The Surf follows Sebastian's attempt to find his own voice and reconcile his overwhelming feelings of guilt and abandonment. Visually poetic and thematically arresting, it explores matters affecting young people that are all too often ignored.


– A C C O L A D E S –

“Greg Austin (Mr Selfridge) plays a strong central performance in this story of two brothers growing apart. The film delivers a beautiful meditation on guilt, regret and the weight of words unspoken. Stunningly shot and produced, it resonates long after the end titles.”

MANCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL

“Emotionally dark…. a must see” **** 

FRANKLY MY DEAR UK

“Restrained yet beautifully composed”

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM SOCIETY

“A brave and exceptional piece of story telling. Gorgeously shot… with an ethereal quality”

OAXACA FILM FEST

 
 

– A W A R D S  &  F E S T I V A L S –

ONE-REELER SHORT FILM AWARDS

- Winner 'Best Cinematography’

- Winner 'Best Music’

- Winner 'Award of Excellence

OAXACA FILM FESTIVAL

MAFICI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

- Winner ‘Special Mention’

CLARE ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL

LONDON LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL

- Winner ‘Special mention’

PICTURE THIS... FILM FESTIVAL

EXGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LILLE

FICCION 20, FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CUENCA

- Winner ‘Best Short film’

- Winner ‘Best Director’

- Winner ‘Best Screenplay'

PALM SPRINGS SHORTFEST

RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

- Nominated 'Best UK Short’

RHODE ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL

MANCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL

- Special Jury Mention

- Outstanding Lead Actor

- Outstanding Cinematography

NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL

MALTA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

- Winner ‘Best Script’

- Nominated ‘Best Picture’

- Nominated ‘Foreign Jury Award’

- Nominated ‘Best Cinematography’

- Nominated ‘Most Original Concept’

SYDNEY LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL

HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL