17-year-old Pixie is a tough-talking, wild and beautiful hedonist. In a dead end seaside town on the British coast, she and her friends have spent their summer being drawn deeper and deeper into a strange new world of experimentation.

In this timeless, dark place, somewhere between the sea and the land, values of love and intimacy grow increasingly distant, and cold, casual sexual exchanges have become the norm.

As the end of the summer nears, the unexpected arrival of an unfamiliar young boy, Blondie, signals a change in the group’s cyclical routine. His innocence and peculiar strength cause Pixie to question her own motivations as she begins to struggle with feelings she’s never experienced before.                       This is a coming of age story at once unique and entirely familiar; a haunting love story of a disaffected youth.

The short film, directed by Sara Dunlop and co-written by Sara and James Chappell, is a co-production between Rattling Stick and Dunlop Films. It was the only UK entry nominated for the short film Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, selected from over 5000 global submissions. It went on to win Best Narrative Short at the Brooklyn Film Festival and continues to be showcased at festivals worldwide. A feature film based on the same characters and world is currently in development.

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