Short of the Week

Written and Directed by Simon Ellis (

Impatient to grow and become a man, 11 year-old Robert is stuck on a boating holiday with only his parents and his curiosity for company.

"A complex yet gentle look at the curiosity and bewilderment of a prepubescent boy compelled to remain in limbo just a little bit longer"
(Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto, 2011)

"A funny and gently skewed vision of pre-teen sexual awakening... strong acting and accomplished direction"
(Encounters International Film Festival, 2011)

"Careful and nuanced... Ellis never pulls his punches but makes room here for sensitive study between the dramatic shocks"
(Sight and Sound, 2011)

Best British Short (Encounters International Film Festival / Bristol, UK)
Best Actor (Brest European Short Film Festival / France)
Ron Holloway Award (Tirana International Film Festival / Albania)

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