WATERBOYS tells a humorous and moving story of the evolving relationship between crime novelist Victor (Leopold Witte) and his cello-playing son Zack (Tim Linde). When Zack is dumped by his girlfriend and Victor is dumped by Zack’s mother on the same day, the two men grieve and briefly console one another before heading off on a trip to Scotland where Victor hopes to promote his latest book and spend some bonding time with Zack. Victor’s selfish tendencies nearly alienate the fragile relationship he shares with his son, and the trip becomes increasingly turbulent as the reasons for the pairs’ domestic troubles come to light.
Leading roles in this film directed by Robert Jan Westdijk (LITTLE SISTER, PHILEINE SAYS SORRY) are played by Leopold Witte (GOOISCHE WOMEN) rising talent Tim Linde, and Scottish actresses Helen Belbin and Julie McLellan; soundtrack and a special appearance by renowned band The Waterboys (THE WHOLE OF THE MOON).
“With engaging lead performances, a refreshing soundtrack and a stunning setting – Westdijk makes use of Edinburgh’s best landmarks, as well as some lesser known spots – Waterboys is a warm and charming film of deceptive depth.”
FESTIVALS / AWARDS
- Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017 – Official Selection
- Netherlands Film Festival
- Woodstock Film Festival