WATERBOYS is a hilarious and emotional story of an estranged father and son who grow closer during a road trip to Scotland, partly influenced by the women they meet on their way and a concert they attend in Edinburgh of the renowned band The Waterboys. A story about fathers who need some growing up to do, and sons who should take life a lot less seriously.
WATERBOYS is the 6th feature by award winning director Robert Jan Westdijk. Key cast consists of Leopold Witte (Victor), Tim Linde (Zack), Helen Belbin (Rhona) and Julie McLellan (Lindsay). Special appearances by Miles Jupp, Tom Mannion and The Waterboys. The film was shot on location in Scotland and The Netherlands this summer and will be due 2016.
"With Dutch actors Leopold Witte and Tim Linde I have found a father and a son who can have funny verbal clashes without loosing the vulnerability of their father-son relationship. And I am very happy with Helen and Julie , stirring up the life of 'my guys'.
Hopefully the audience wants to give us a little bit of support and show that they are looking forward to see our road comedy with a soundtrack of one of the best bands ever."
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WATERBOYS has been made with a low budget, in an independent, creative and headstrong way: we and a group of investors believed in the story, our actors, the tone of the director, the potential of the film and shooting it with an eager talented crew. Now we are in the phase of post production and we would love to already hear from our audience: by doing a donation or prebuying a ticket you are giving us the sign that you want to see Waterboys. And you are helping us getting the film out there!
Robert Jan Westdijk (l) and leading actor Leopold Witte are having fun on set
Crime novelist Victor (50) gets thrown out of his house by his wife Elsbeth. When he contacts his son Zack (20), he finds the boy in a relationship crisis too. So Victor takes Zack on a trip to Scotland, where a translation of his latest novel will be launched. In Edinburgh they meet PR manager Rhona, who is not afraid to put Victor in his place over his flirtatious behavior. Meanwhile Zack carefully builds a bond with Lindsay, the hotel chambermaid.
When they find out that the famous band The Waterboys is giving a concert, Victor does everything he can to secure tickets. Zack is surprised that his father is such a passionate fan and starts to listen to the music as well. He is also confused by a stream of texts from his ex, while Victor is carrying a letter from Elsbeth which he doesn’t dare to open. The tension comes to boiling point when Victor intervenes in Zack's love life...
Ungraded still photos of father and son, shot on the ferry of DFDS from Ijmuiden to Newcastle and in the Channings hotel in Edinburgh.