Crashing Waves Two young men meet on an inner city housing estate, against a backdrop of high rises residential buildings. Are they about to fight or kiss? Crashing...

Two young men meet on an inner city housing estate, against a backdrop of high rises residential buildings. Are they about to fight or kiss? Crashing Waves explores the tension between both possibilities through expertly choreographed dance in the unlikeliest of settings.

Crashing Waves was commissioned for Random Acts the short film strand by Channel 4. Showcasing the world’s boldest and most innovative creative shorts. Created in collaboration with our Ignition Random Acts Network Centre: Screen South and our production partner The University of Creative Arts. Supported by Channel 4 and The Arts Council.

Broadcast as part of Channel 4’s: Random Acts Season 5.
Selected for the BAFTA recognised Best of British category and nominated for the Iris Prize 2018.
Official selection for BAFTA recognised Aesthetica 2018.
Official selection for GAZE 2018.
Official selection for Outfest 2018.

“Emma does so much with so little in her film: the choreography is brutal, tender and the metaphoric space it occupies is epic. Two young men expressing their love for the first time on the public stage of their council estate. Emma is one to watch.”
Zawe Ashton

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Cast: Emma Gilbertson

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