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Nurtured

ALT | International Shorts

While driving a stolen rickshaw, a teen boy’s relationship with his younger sister is irrevocably altered over the course of one night. Nurtured centres around the close bond between these two siblings. After getting ribbed at dinner over his first shave, Jacob is determined to prove himself, even if it means dragging sister Alex along on an illicit late-evening ride. There is a real edginess and immediacy to the film that amplifies his internal tension until it almost explodes. A beautifully tough story of overreacting and under-planning.

Screens in program Troubled Voices, Teen Lives


Canadian premiere
Director Ben Pearce
Country of Origin: UK
Year: 2019
Running Time: 14 mins
Format: DCP
Language:In English
Cast: Indica Watson, Billy Kennedy, Adelle Leonce, Billy Postlethwaite, Kate Miles
Executive Producer: Marianne Jenkins, Stefan Allesch-Taylor
Producer: Dominic P Grant
Screenwriter: Ben Pearce
Cinematographer: Sebastian Barraclough
Editor: Andrew Walton
Production Design: Sarah Finlay
Music: Jose Carretas
Production Company: Shore Leave Production
Print Source: Festival Formula Ltd.

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