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The Screen Guide

Len is a Surf Lifesaving champion, a legend in the cloistered surf club just like his father. But when the younger, faster, fitter Phil arrives at the club, Len’s legendary status starts to crumble. Then Len sees Phil arriving in the company of another man; a man Phil gives a farewell kiss too. Phil is gay. Over the summer season, Len starts to form unexpected, confusing feelings for Phil. It’s something Len cannot accept and after the annual awards dinner, Len explodes. He finds Phil in the Club House locker room and violently attacks him. But to Len’s surprise, Phil remains loyal to the mateship pack and refuses to rat on Len about the beating in the Club House locker Room. Len stays in the Club and is free to compete in the annual Surf Lifesaving competition; a competition Len has won five times but Phil wins and Len’s defeat is final. Broken, Len refuses to die and with his best mate Meat he takes Phil on a victory bender through the seedy city in an attempt to secure an intoxicated oblivion. Arriving back at the beach where Phil won his victory the day before, Len sets upon Phil. And in a series of humiliating acts, Len finally comes face to face with a fundamental question, can he accept the truth about his sexuality and identity or will he succumb to complete oblivion.

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Crew

Director
Dean Francis
Writers
Stephen Davis  Dean Francis
Producer
Dean Francis  Stephen Davis
Executive Producers
Nicole Harcourt  Ross Jacobs  Raymond Chan
Dir. of Photography
Dean Francis

Cast

Matt Levett - Harry Cook - Jack Matthews - Sam Anderson

Production Details

Production Completion
2015
Genre
Drama
Production Company
JJ Splice Films Pty Ltd

Sales

Australian Sales
Label Distribution Pty Ltd

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Revelation Perth International Film Festival Inc
    (2015)