Sail Away

Sail Away

Sail Away

Short Film

Kevin works in a sardine factory but dreams of sailing the high seas. Upon hearing the call of the wild he begins to build a fantastical boat in his backyard, much to the disdain of his family and friends.


Kevin once had a dream that a wild storm would carry him away to live a heroic life sailing the seven seas. That was when he was a kid. Now he is an adult who works in the local sardine factory, and all of his dreams are locked away in a suitcase under his bed.

One day the suitcase bursts open and Kevin decides to leave his old life behind and launch into the unknown. He begins to build a boat in his backyard, but his family and friends think he is ridiculous. To them he is a sardine can man and that’s that.

But one night the wild storm does come, carrying Kevin and his boat out into the ocean never to be seen again.

Directed by
Ella Becroft
Tama Jarman

Written by
Tama Jarman

Produced by
Ilai Amar

Dione Chard

Director of Photography
Matt Henley

Production Designer
Shayne Radford

Original Music by
Claire Cowan