Driftwood


Drama, Short Film

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Production: Driftwood
Writer/Director: James Webber
Producer: Meddy Ford & Freddy Green
Co-Producers: Poppaea Bicknell, Olivia Chappell & James Webber
Director of Photography: Adam Etherington
Starring: Sam Gittins & Neil Maskell
Production Company: The Springhead Film Company
In Association with: Fingercuff & Sweet Medusa Films.

 

Driftwood is the story of 15-year-old Sam, a swimming prodigy, whose life is split into two very different worlds: a poignant antithesis between talent and achievement at the dawn of his sporting career, and fear and torment in his home and social life. Starring Sam Gittins (The Smoke, Ripper Street, Howl) and Neil Maskell (Kill List, Utopia).

Long-listed for a BAFTA in 2014, selected for a Coup de Coeur at Cannes Film Festival 2013 and winner of around 20 international film festival awards, Driftwood was also screened on Channel 4 as part of their short film programme The Shooting Gallery in 2014.

 

Driftwood is represented for distribution by Shorts International.

 

 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Long List Selection – BAFTA 2014
Long List Selection – BIFA 2014
Coup de Coeur Selection – Cannes Short Film Corner 2013
Winner: Best Short Film (Across 10 Years) – British Urban Film Festival 2015
Winner: Best International Short Film / Best Director – Salento Finibus Terrae Film Festival 2013
Winner: Best Cinematography – British Independent Film Festival 2013
Winner: Best Cinematography – The Van d’Or Awards 2013
Winner: Best Short Film / Best Actor / Best Editing – Southampton International Film Festival 2013
Winner: Best Film / Best Screenplay – Rob Knox Film Festival 2013
Winner: Best Short Film / Audience Award – Purbeck Film Festival 2013
Winner: Best Professional Film / Best Actor / Best Editing – NOFI International Film Festival 2013
Winner: Best Cinematography – Puerto Rico International Film Fest & Convention 2013
Winner: Best Foreign Short Film – Sunset Film Festival LA 2013
Winner: Best Film – Buxton Film Open Shorts 2013
Winner: Award of Merit – Best Shorts USA Competition 2013
Nominated: Best Film / Best Drama / Best Director / Best Actor – The Van d’Or Awards 2013
Nominated: Best Short Film – East End Film Festival 2013
Nominated: Best Short Film – British Independent Film Festival 2013
Nominated: Best Film / Best Director – Cluj Shorts International Short Film Festival 2013
Nominated: Best Film in the Festival / Best Director / Best Cinematography /
Best Score / Best Supporting Actor – Southampton International Film Festival 2013
Nominated: Best Dramatic Short – Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival 2013
Nominated: Best Cinematography – Suffolk Film Festival 2013
Nominated: Best Cinematography – We Like ‘Em Short USA 2013