The 77 Year Old Kite Surfer

Earlier on in the year Factory Media ran a short film competition called ‘Prime & Fire Selects’ with Talenthouse and the BFI to discover new filmmaking talent.

One of the winning films followed David, a 77 year old pensioner who after the sudden death of his wife, decided to live life to the fullest by taking up kite surfing. 

This is the first in a series of three short films by James Callum and Alex Knowles, in partnership with Prime & Fire Selects, Talenthouse and BFI Future Film. David is a 77 year old kitesurfer who absolutely defies the stereotypical view of a pensioner. After the unexpected and tragic loss of his wife, David makes the decision to live every moment to the fullest, and through this finds solace in kitesurfing. This is the story of David, and how life on the water has given him a much needed escape and feeling of freedom when needed most. Prime & Fire Selects, in association with Factory Media,  is an annual film competition giving up-and-coming filmmakers the funds and support to create short human-interest documentaries within the realms of action sports.

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