Gravitas Ventures has released a trailer for a wonderful heartfelt father-and-son surfing drama titled Ocean Boy. The movie is inspired by true events and it’s described as “a stirring, provocative” movie that’s “peppered with laconic Australian humor, a compelling story capturing the light and shade of life, reflecting strength and vulnerability.”

The movie was directed by Tyler Atkins and it stars Luke Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Leanna Walsman, and Ramsus King. Here’s the synopsis:

Set in the late 1980s, Ocean Boy is told through the eyes of a 13-year-old boy, Rockit. As he grapples to understand why his Mum’s not coming home, Rockit embarks on a magical holiday with his father, Bosch, only to discover they’re actually running from the law.

Rockit finds a soulmate and then teenage love with Ash Ash, but it’s the ocean that gives him the security and calm he yearns from his parents. Ultimately Rockit is a boy held by nature, a young man who wins our hearts and respect as his story unfolds.

Filmed at iconic Byron Bay, against the canvas of Australia’s famous east coast surf beaches and rain forests, Ocean Boy is a raw and unapologetic exploration of unconscious parenting and the deeper themes of love and relationships.

This looks like a film that I’d enjoy watching. I love these little indie films that attempt to touch the human soul and inspire. Ocean Boy is set to be released on February 3rd, 2023.

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