Set in a sports centre in rural Scotland, Float follows a group of millennials working as lifeguards as they spend six weeks of their summer attempting to drown out their problems. Jade has dropped out of University and returned to the small-town life she thought she had left behind. Rumours are rife about why she’s back and only Jade knows the truth. Will secrets remain hidden?
Starring Hannah Jarrett Scott (Trust Me), Jessica Hardwick (Snow Angel), Ben Presley (Doctor Who, Galavant), Jack Stewart (Jealous Alan) and Polina Sulim (Mukhtar’s Return). Float is a Black Camel Production written by Fringe First winner, Stef Smith, directed by Arabella Page and produced by Naomi Walmsley.
The drama shorts were commissioned by BBC Scotland’s Gavin Smith, commissioning executive comedy, drama & entertainment and Louise Thornton, commissioning executive for digital and youth.
Commenting on the commissions, Louise said: “These digital shorts highlight BBC Scotland’s drive to do drama in new ways, working with new talent and attracting younger audiences.”
Mark Thomas from Screen Scotland said: “These new commissions provide real opportunities for Scottish production companies to work with Scottish talent and crew to create dramas with returnable series potential. This is just one of the ways Screen Scotland is working with BBC Scotland through our new partnership to strengthen the range of content being commissioned in Scotland and to increase the representation of Scottish stories on the network.”