“Taken as sheer sensory spectacle, Dan Castle's colourful flick is a Top Gun with waves; a Rocky with board fins...” - Film Threat
17-year-old Jesse and his brothers live in the small port town and surfing hot-spot that is Newcastle. Rising surf star Jesse spends time chasing waves and girls, all the while living in the shadow of older brother Victor, who insists he compete and win at the town’s annual surfing competition.
Younger brother and emo teen Fergus, in the meantime, has a major crush on Jesse's surf buddy Andy. When Jesse, Fergus and their beach bum friends go on a camping trip out on the dunes, confrontations arise and the youngsters are forced to come to terms with burgeoning emotions, life-changing decisions and a surf duel they didn’t see coming.
Featuring a host of hot up and coming stars, music from established indie bands The Cloud Room and The Lemurs, and stunning cinematography, Newcastle is the perfect antidote should you feel that summer just doesn’t last long enough...
"scintillatingly beautiful. TWILIGHT hearthrob XAVIER SAMUEL burns up the screen" - Disorder Magazine