The Grigoryan Brothers will headline SWIFF Live, performing a live soundtrack to A Boy Called Sailboat at SWIFF '21. Ready yourself for a wildly unique fusion of film and music. It will be joyful, heart warming family affair.
SWIFF Live: A Boy Called Sailboat
– featuring Grigoryan Brothers
JMT · TUE 27 APR · 6.30PM
“Imbued with the kind of unique indie-quirk that made Napoleon Dynamite a cult smash”- Sydney Morning Herald
Acclaimed guitarists Slava & Leonard Grigoryan have expanded their creative output by crafting and recording the soundtrack to the big-hearted, award-winning indie film, A Boy Called Sailboat, performed as a live soundtrack to the film on stage at SWIFF ‘21.
This heart-warming, delightfully original family film set in a small town in New Mexico, was written and developed by Melbourne-based creative team Cameron Nugent and Andrew Curry, and stars Academy Award® winning actor J.K Simmons, Noel G, Elizabeth De Razzo, Jake Busey, Lew Temple and newcomer, Julian Atocani Sanchez in the title role.
Sailboat (Sanchez), a young boy living in the drought-ridden Deep South, brings love and hope to a family who have forged a simple and wholesome life. One afternoon he brings home a “little guitar” to his family. From this moment, Sailboat and his little guitar are inseparable, and when his ailing grandmother asks he write a song just for her, Sailboat creates a magical piece that delivers well past his close-knit family unit to an unimaginable global phenomenon.
Blending a sweet-natured atmosphere with an incredible Latin-themed soundtrack, A Boy Called Sailboat provides audiences a chance to hear and see the Grigoryan Brothers like never before. Filmmaker & Composers Q&A to follow the performance.