Boat

A Film by Louise Stern

Synopsis

A young deaf girl comes to live on a boat owned by a big talker. She makes contact with the people – and the gerbil – which inhabit this world via written notes, gesture, and dance before a small but significant death pushes her to make judgments about these relationships.

Director

  • Picture of Louise Stern © Steven Fisher

    Louise Stern

    California born, London based artist and writer Louise Stern uses various forms of language to explore communication and isolation. Stern grew up in an exclusively deaf community and saw in literature and visual language a way to investigate and liberate. As an artist Stern’s works have been exhibited in Geneva, Barcelona, Istanbul, Paris, and London among other places, and as a writer she was the founder and publisher of Maurice 2002-2009. This led to a collection of short stories, Chattering, published in 2011, and novel Ismael and His Sisters, published in 2015. Writing The Ugly Birds 2013, The Interpreter 2013 for the theatre, and various short stories for BBC Radio 4 and the Royal Academy Magazine.

Awards + Festivals

  • 24th ENCOUNTERS FESTIVAL (Deaf Shorts Sister Act, Bristol, UK)September 29, 2018
  • 16th LSFF (Contouring of Deafhoods Programme, London, UK)January 17, 2019
  • BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE (Deaf Shorts Programme, Pennsylvania, USA)April 25, 2019

Crew

Director
Louise Stern
Screenplay
Louise Stern
Producer
Genevieve Stevens
Director of Photography
Patrick Meller
Art Direction
Anna Rhodes
Costume Design
Holly Smart
Sound
Ben Baird
Editor
Sasha Szwarc
Sound Design
Ben Baird

Cast

Main Woman
Claire Wetherall
Boat Owner
Patrick O'Kane

Details

Running Time
22:47 min
Shooting Format
16 mm
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Louise Stern
stern.louise@gmail.com