Need a new trailer to watch? Well, Braking for Whales has you covered.
In a new spot that's going viral for all the right reasons, actor Tom Felton plays Brandon Walker, a closeted gay man coming to terms with his sexuality. Many of us know Felton for playing Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter series of films. Well, in this new dark comedy-drama, Felton is on a road trip with his sister hoping to fulfill his mother's final wish: depositing her ashes in the body of a whale.
"I am not going to say it again," Felton yells at one point in the trailer. "I am not GAAAAY!" Well, looks like we have some issues to work through.
And while that's all a very fun premise, the trailer is going viral for a different reason: at one point Felton kisses actor Austin Swift. You know, Taylor Swift's brother. Yeah, that.
According to the director Sean McEwen, a stand-out moment on the set was actually when Swit and Felton meet.
"Everything that occurs there was written to be eviscerating and surprising and emotional – and Tom not only brought it but he made it his own and then some," McEwen told The Leaky Cauldron. Swift plays JT. "The scene culminates with a heartbreaking moment of self-realization in the restroom and I think Tom’s performance stands up with the greats. It left the entire crew that evening awestruck."
The project was originally titled Whaling and won an award at the Boston Film Festival. There, Felton snatched Best Actor, for his role while Tammin Sursok, who plays the sister, bagged Best Actress. The project also scooped up a Best Music win. It will be available digitally on April 29 on iTunes and other digital platforms.
The film represents McEwen's directorial debut. McEwen also co-wrote and co-produced the independent project. The entire film was shot in 12 days.