A troubled young man stumbles upon a creative community group and becomes acquainted with its leader. In this new environment, he is offered an opportunity to be something more, to experience something beyond the pain which has previously defined him. Sandpaper is a textured, emotional and original drama.
Michael Mante is a budding filmmaker, keen to tap into the evocative power of film and funnel emotions through visual literacy and stories. He cites the work of Edward Yang, Akira Kurosawa and Paul Thomas Anderson as key influences. Sandpaper, a BFI Network supported film, is his first narrative short.
Lowkey Films Ltd.