Browse films

Kate Can't Swim

Josh Helman
Evan Jonigkeit
United States, 2017, 90 min.

In English.
Includes nudity, sexual content and adult language.

Kate (Celeste Arias) is almost thirty, almost engaged, almost settled in her career as a writer - but is deeply dissatisfied. When Kate's best friend Em (Jennifer Allcott) returns from Paris with a surprising new lover in tow (Josh Helman), Kate and her boyfriend Pete (Grayson DeJesus) spend a weekend in upstate New York with the new couple. As Kate struggles with her suspicions about Em's new lover, dormant feelings about her own life arise, forcing her to decide whether to stay on her current life path or to burn it down and forge a new one.

Director's Statement

Most of us have had the realization that our lives are not exactly what we thought they'd be. It was going through this period ourselves that made us want to make a film like Kate Can't Swim. We wanted to create something that gradually got under your skin. We wanted our characters to be people you recognize and want to laugh with and be around. Because at the end of the day, everyone's struggling to connect with something or someone. Everyone's trying to find their true selves. Everyone's dealing with the inevitable nature of change. But most of us just want to keep our heads above water.

Category: Drama.
Themes: Friendship, Identity, Lifestyle, Relationships, Sexuality.

More in Drama

  • Don't Think About It

    Don't Think About It

    Niv Klainer
    United States, 2016, 12 min.

    Ron and Casey are expecting a child, but things get out of hand when they try to protect each other from an inevitable break-up. Annette and Leo are stuck in a... more ›

  • Learning to Drive

    Learning to Drive

    Roderick E. Stevens II
    United States, 2016, 27 min.

    Inspired by the true story, a feisty young man with Down syndrome is determined to convince his scatter-brained brother to teach him how to drive... more ›

  • Theatreland

    Theatreland

    Carys Watford
    United Kingdom, 2017, 15 min.

    An aspiring actress invites us to share a glimpse of her life working as an usher in a West End theatre, exposing the wasted talent and questioning what it... more ›