The story centres around Grace, an elderly woman suffering from dementia, who has escaped from a care home.
Wandering along the beach trying to make friends, she bumps into a young boy called Joe. Seeing she has swollen legs, the boy offers her a seat in his father’s car. As he runs back towards the sea with his kite, Grace slowly drifts off to sleep.
When the family arrive to go home, Joe’s mum and dad are shocked to find an old woman asleep in the back of their car. While his parents argue about what to do with her, Grace gestures for Joe to join her in the car. After locking themselves in, the scared adults bang on the windows while Joe and Grace are having the time of their lives. When the nurse arrives to take Grace back to her care home, Joe’s parents are forced to reflect on their behaviour.
Winner Best Performance Young Actor Jonah Paul at 39th Young Artist Academy Award, Los Angeles, US
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM at the third edition of short film festival AFRODITE SHORTS in Rome, Italy on the 5th of December 2018.
Canada Shorts: Canadian and International Short Film Festival, December 2018
Official Selection AFRODITE SHORTS, December 2018, Rome, Italy
Official Selection at 1st Nepal Cultural International Film Festival (NCIFF), November 2018, Kathmandu
Official Selection, 15th Kinofilm, Manchester International Short Film & Animation Festival, November 2018, UK
Official Selection, 6th Emigra Film Festival, October 2018, Warsaw, Poland
Official Selection, MINIKINO, Bali International Short Film Festival, September 2018, Bali, Indonesia
Official Selection, Jordanian Intl. Film Festival, September 2018, Jordan
Off-Courts, Festival Market, September 2018, Trouville, France
Official Selection, 10th Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival (SESIFF), September 2018, South Korea
Official Selection,10th FilmOFFisko Film Festival, September 2018, Jastrzebie, Poland
Official Selection, 4th Earls Court Film Festival, October 2017, London