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.

Festivals

  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • TIFF Next Wave
  • Omaha Film Festival
  • Stockholm Junior Film Festival
  • Beijing International Film Festival
  • Seattle International Film Festival
  • Bentonville Film Festival
  • Shanghai International Film Festival
  • International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino
  • Exground Film Festival

Awards

  • Canadian Screen Awards, Nominee, Achievement in Visual Effects
  • Canadian Society of Cinematographers, Nominee, Cinematography
  • Canadian Cinema of Editors, Nominee, Editors
  • Leo Awards, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Feature Film, Winner Julia Sarah Stone
  • Nominee, Vancouver Film Critics Circle, Best First Feature & Best Lead Actress
  • Winner, International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino, Best Debut Feature Film

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Writer/Director: Lindsay MacKay
Producers: Paula Devonshire, Lauren Grant, Sean Buckley
Executive Producers: Daniel Bekerman, Tim Nye
Cinematographer: Guy Godfree
Editor: Jorge Weisz
Production Designers: Rose Lagace, Lisa Soper
Costume Designer: Ruth Secord
Cast: Julia Sarah Stone, Julia Sarah Stone, Craig Arnold, Diana Leblanc, with Leah Pinsent and Kenneth Welsh

Canadian Distributor:
Search Engine Films
www.searchenginefilms.com

United States Distributor:
Arc Entertainment
www.arc-ent.com

International Sales:
Reel Suspects
42, rue René Boulanger
75010 – Paris
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T: + 33 1 58 51 42 95
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International title: Surfacing