A teenager, Joe is struggling to find his identity. When his mother disappears from his life he is jolted into a place where he is angry, confused and isolated. He is nostalgic for the past, the times when he flew kites on the beach with his mother and father. The lack of the understanding his father has for him and the disappearance of his mother bring anger and guilt to him. He channels this frustration and inner turmoil into his cycling, he pushes himself to such extremes that there is no going back. His sheer determination and willpower to prove himself crashes down onto him, so he is left looking back at nothing but himself. He looks into a reflection of himself that is not his past but his future.
Directed by: Ad Howells
Thanks to a brilliant, hardworking and dedicated cast & crew:
Debbie Cannon (Sarah), Callum Head (1st camera sound), Fiona Johnston (Production Supervisor), Julian Joseph (2nd camera), Duncan Rennie (Dan), Lauren MacRae (Susan), Pearce Hopkins (Young Joe), Matthew Ventner (Joe), Eddie Kondracki (2nd camera sound), Michael Boyd (1st Assistant Director), Ad Howells (Director), Sandie Jamieson (Producer), Jack Morning-Newton (1st camera). Thanks to Ryan Buchanan (3rd camera), Chris Ball (Mountain Bike Coach) and all the other people who helped at Glen Tress. Thanks to Ken Grieve for his fantastic advice & assistance during the shoot.
A Scottish Kids Are Making Movies (SKAMM) production. Supported by the Lottery through the UK Film Council's First Light Movies initiative.