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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2016 - 15.24 July

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 2016

Two teenage boys break free from school to embark on a dangerous adventure, as they truant their way across the threatening industrial landscape which surrounds them.

Original Title The Truants
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +18
Tipology Short Film, Fiction
Duration 12' 20''
Production Year 2016
Nationality United Kingdom
Directed by Aaron Dunleavy
Screenplay Aaron Dunleavy
Director of photography Sam Travis
Editor Robert Wragg
Main cast Kallum Trueman
Leo Halstead
Jack Hartley
Produced by Marco Cervi

Headshot HeadshotAaron Dunleavy
Aaron Dunleavy is a filmmaker from Blackburn in England. His debut short film, Throw Me to the Dogs, won 9 awards on the festival circuit, with praise from Academy award-winning director Danny Boyle, and was screened at some of the most prestigious BAFTA and Oscar® qualifying festivals in the world. Shot in his hometown with a completely local cast and a shoestring budget, his latest short, The Truants, was entirely improvised, childhood inspired and street casted with non-professional actors.

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