jj splice films / Cut10 Pictures / High Concept Media
Directed & Photographed by Dean Francis
Produced by Dean Francis & Stephen Davis
Written by Stephen Davis & Dean Francis
Starring Matt Levett, Jack Matthews, Sam Anderson, Maya Stange, Heather Mitchell, Anthony Phelan,
Len is a Surf Lifesaving champion in the cloistered surf club just like his father. But when the younger, fitter Phil arrives at the club, Len’s legendary status starts to crumble. Then Len sees Phil in the company of another man. Phil is gay. Over the summer, Len forms unexpected, confusing feelings for Phil. When Phil de-thrones Len at the annual surf competition, Len and his buddy Meat take Phil out on an intoxicated bender through the seedy city. Jealousy, homophobic fear and unrequited lust culminate in a tragic late night trip back to beach where Len seeks total oblivion.
“A FILM MADE WITH SUCH FEROCIOUS INTENSITY THAT IT CAN’T BE DISMISSED OR IGNORED”
"THE ENERGY, THE INTENSITY, THE ON-SCREEN TALENT...ALL RELENTLESS."
"DROWN IS EYE-CATCHING IN ALL SENSES OF THE PHRASE..."
...a feature marked by pumped production, lensing and performance that establishes Francis and his leads as talent to watch."