Ocean Boy – Australian teenager navigates life after discovering a family revelation
Inspired by true events, Ocean Boy is a stirring, provocative and compelling story about capturing the light and shade of life, while reflecting strength and vulnerability. Set in the late 1980s, the story is told through the eyes of a 13-year-old boy, Rockit. As he grapples to understand why his mother isn’t 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.
Directed by: Tyler Atkins. Starring: Luke Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Leanna Walsman, Ramsus King. Streaming online and in select theatres. Available from Gravitas Ventures
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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.