SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL – BOSCH & ROCKIT

Rating: MA15+
Length: 107 mins
Cast: Luke Hemsworth, Rasmus King, Isabel Lucas

A magical father-and-son story, imbued with the salt and sun of Australia’s east coast, starring Luke Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Leeanna Walsman and upcoming pro-surfer Rasmus King.

When father Bosch (Hemsworth, Westworld) is forced to go on the run for dealing dope, he tells his surf-mad 13-year-old son Rockit (King) that they’re going on a holiday. Catching waves, sleeping on the beach, making friends – the pair have a whale of a time until reality catches up. Rockit grows up fast as he struggles to come to terms with the hand he’s been dealt. Debut feature director-writer Tyler Atkins based the resonant script on his own experiences growing up on the NSW north coast. Stunningly shot during the pandemic by award-winning DOP Ben Nott (Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan, SFF 2019), with a soundtrack by RY X, Bosch & Rockit is an authentic and affecting coming-of-age story.