'Into the Surf' released online today, 10th September 2017!

We are proud to announce the release our award winning short film, Into The Surf on World Suicide Prevention Day, 10th September 2017

Director's Statement:

The biggest killer of men in the UK under the age of 45 is not cancer or road traffic accidents, but suicide. This is the mind-blowing statistic that prompted my desire to make a film around the seldom discussed topic of suicide in young men.

Findings by mental heath research bodies and charities suggest a contributing factor in such alarming statistics could be the cultural and social barriers that prevent men from reaching out when they are struggling. It goes to the very heart of gender conditioning and the misguided pressures around manhood – to always appear “strong”, to hide one’s emotions and never admit weakness or failure. Into the Surf taps into this theme. The result being a poetic reflection on the power and heartbreak of words unsaid and the importance of ones’ own voice.

Much research into depression and suicidal feelings shows that by opening up to people, asking for help and discussing your emotions is a key element in recovery, whether this is with trusted friends, family or professionals. We hope our film can aid an important cause and encourage people to get talking when it comes to mental health. As more people discuss the issue and their own experiences with mental heath, the closer we come to removing the stigma often associated with it.

Tom Evans

Director, Into the Surf

ITS gets 'Jury Special Mention' at SHORT OF THE YEAR!

The lovely people at 'Short of the Year' have given 'Into the Surf' a 'Jury Special Mention' for their Winter edition and as a prize, in collaboration with Promofest, will be submitting ITS into 50 new film festivals of their choosing... so the festival train keeps on running!

A huge thanks to the team there for all of their help. 

If you would like Promofest to distribute your short film, check out their service here... http://www.promofest.org/en/who-we-are

ITS selected to NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL!!!

Received a lovely email yesterday saying that we have been selected to the Newport Beach Film Festival, one of the biggest in North America. This is particularly pleasing as the festival asked us to submit in the first place. 

California certainly loves INTO THE SURF with it's fourth screening in the sunny state!

Congrats to the whole team - anyone fancy a trip to the beautiful Orange County?

For more information (full line-up coming soon), check out... https://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/

 

 

'Into the Surf' Producer Rebecca Mills, selected to Cinemart's Rotterdam Producer's Lab!

A huge congratulations to our very own Producer-extremo Rebecca Mills. Selected by Creative Skillset, in association with Creative England, as one of their four 'emerging producers' of 2016, she's off to Cinemart's Rotterdam Producer's Lab in conjunction with International Film Festival Rotterdam. 
 
For more info, check out the link:
creativeskillset.org/news_events/news

'Into the Surf' will get it's Latin American premiere at Oaxaca Film Festival!

Very excited to announce that Into the Surf will be screening at this year's Oaxaca Film Festival, Mexico, running 9-17 October. Described as "Sundance south of the border", where better for our Latin American Premiere.
 
For more information on the festival, check out:
www.oaxacafilmfest.com
 
For the full line-up of official selections:
www.oaxacafilmfest.com/life-is-short1

'Into the Surf' nominated for Best UK Short at Raindance Film Festival

We were thrilled to even be selected for the Oscar-qualifying Raindance Film Festival but we were overjoyed to find out yesterday that we've been nominated for BEST UK SHORT! The festival's press launch was held at Soho House and all of the award nominations can be found here:
raindancefestival.org/in-competition/ 
 
We spoke with Elliot Grove (founder of Raindance and all-round cool guy) the other night and he told us that they had almost 4,000 film submissions so this is a great achievement. A huge congrats to the whole team!
 
For more information about the festival, check out their website: raindancefestival.org/
 
Although this is yet to be confirmed, Into the Surf will most likely screen, along with all of the Best UK Short nominees, on Saturday 26th September at Vue Cinema in Leicester Square, London. Exact time tbc. More on this will follow... we hope to see as many of you there as possible