Float

33

100 minutes – Drama, Romance
Language: English
Festival release date: September 30, 2023 – VIFF (Vancouver International Film Festival)
Release date: February 9, 2024
Production companies: Collective Pictures, Brightlight Pictures, Elevation Pictures
Canadian Distributor: Elevation Pictures, Lionsgate

Adapted from the wildly popular Float by Kate Marchant, a novel with over 25.2 million unique reads on Wattpad. Waverly (Andrea Bang) is on her way to spend the summer with her parents in China, when they call to cancel. They’ve managed to enroll her in a med school prep course in Toronto instead. Impulsively, Waverly flies to Tofino, BC and shows up at her estranged aunt’s doorstep, aimless and alone. As she contemplates her next move, she sees Blake, the boy next door (Robbie Amell) through her bedroom window, and we know… this is the beginning of a love story. Later on Waverly nearly drowns at a beach party and is rescued by Blake, who happens to be a lifeguard, who offers to teach her how to swim. Set in the breathtaking beaches and mountain trails of Tofino, the love story unfolds. Will Waverly and Blake find the courage to reimagine their lives with each other, or will their romance just be a fling that gets washed away by the tide?

Also see: Thom Ernst reviews Float for Northernstars.ca

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Crew:

Producer:

Robbie Amell
Aaron Au
Jeff Cha
Jamie D. Greenberg
Matthew Kariatsumari
Aron Levitz
Chris Pare
Shawn Williamson

Executive Producer:

Emily Alden
Sandra Karr
Eric Lehrman
Jordan Nahmias
Lindsey Ramey
Noah Segal
Sarah Timmins

Co-Executive Producer:

Brendan McNeill

Associate Producer:

Amanda Pileggi

Director:

Sherren Lee

Screenwriter:

Jesse LaVercombe
Sherren Lee

Cinematographer:

Alfonso Chin

Editor:

Simone Smith

Composer:

Dan Mangan
Jesse Zubot

Production Designer:

Jessica Fish

Art Director:

Sophie Graham
David Manske (Set Decoration)

Costume Designer:

Florence Barrett

Cast: Roles:

Robbie Amell
Andrea Bang
Sarah Desjardins
Michelle Krusiec
Rukiya Bernard
Andrew Bachelor
Keong Sim
Remy Marthaller
Fiona Fu
Haven Markus
Tristan Arthurs
Ace Rudy Allan Carter
Mirella Gibeau
Ghazal Azarbad
James Allore

Blake
Waverly
Isabel
Rachel Chan
Lena
Jesse
Mr. Liu
Little Girl
Mrs.Liu
Little Boy
Ethan
Lena’s Baby
Kirsten
Van
Beachgoer