Things are changing for Mik (Miles Szanto). His world has been turned upside down by the sudden death of his older brother forcing him to redefine his place in his family. The one solid thing in Mik’s life is his best friend Dan (Xavier Samuel).
But Dan has a new girlfriend…
DROWNING is a journey through the final moments of childhood as two friends are dragged toward their adult lives. Realisations of their place in the world, their familial responsibilities and awakening sexualities shape the men they will become and their changing relationship with each other.
To date, Boreham has focussed his attention on short film works that explore issues of marginalised sexuality and the politics of desire. Craig Boreham graduated from both the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), and his films have screened extensively throughout the world and collected a number of awards including The City of Melbourne Best Queer Short Film Award, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and Best Independent Film, Newtown Flicks Short Film Festival, Sydney.
In 2005 his short drama Transient, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2005 and received a Teddy Award nomination for best short film. In 2008, LesGaiCineMad and Fundación Triángulo in Madrid, programmed a retrospective of Boreham’s short films titled True Cinema Poison. Craig’s most recent film Drowning had its Australian premiere at the Academy Award accredited film competition Flickerfest International Short Film Festival at Bondi Beach Sydney. Drowning stars, up and coming Australian actors Miles Szanto, Xavier Samuel and Tess Haubrich.