After his mother’s death, 30-year-old Nikolas, an autistic person, would like to get to the high seas from his hometown. He teams up with Ana, his only childhood friend. But Niko’s difficulties with communication don’t make things easy for him. As it turns out, not everyone senses the same vibes.
“We are all humans and we all have a certain fragility inside of us that can be broken if the wrong button is pressed. I think this is a very universal approach. As a filmmaker, I’ve been interested in human behavior for years and I truly believe that people within the autistic spectrum are very special humans. I wanted to create a magnetic and brave character with a beautiful inner world, a dreamer who would like to demonstrate who he is.
At the very beginning of the writing process, one of the main layers was ‘the sailors’ incapacity to be part of the society’ or its reverse. How some of them feel like outsiders being on the mainland and how they can’t have a typical life with their families. I used this as a very strong concept in order to create Nikolas father’s past story, and how Nikolas might feel throughout the film.”