Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier. Memories real and imagined fill the gaps between miniDV footage as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t.

Director's Biography

Charlotte Wells is a Scottish filmmaker based in New York. She wrote and directed three short films as a student in the MBA/MFA dual-degree program at NYU where she was supported by BAFTA New York and Los Angeles. Charlie has been featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 Faces of Independent Film” and was a Fellow at the 2020 Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Labs. AFTERSUN is her first feature.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Charlotte Wells

Written by: Charlotte Wells

Produced by: Barry Jenkins, Amy Jackson, Adele Romanski, Mark Ceryak

Cinematography: Gregory Oke

Editing: Blair McClendon

Production Design: Billur Tural

Costume Design: Franck Gallacher

Make-Up & Hair: Oya Aygör, Meltem Sancar

Original Score: Oliver Coates

Sound: Jovan Adjer

Visual Effects: Sebastian Barker

Casting: Lucy Pardee

Cast: Paul Mescal (Calum), Frankie Corio (Sophie ), Celia Rowlson-Hall (Adult Sophie)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Actor 2022
  • Feature Film Selection 2022