Ray is a dredger.  He’s 59 and has worked on the river all his life.  But the arrival of a new, gobby workmate - Kenny - makes him want to jump overboard.

When Kenny pries into Ray’s private life it all becomes too much.  Ray abandons ship and sets off down the river in a little sailing boat.  Kenny, fearing Ray is on a suicide mission, goes after him.

But it’s soon evident that they’ve both taken on more than they bargained for.  With Ray’s state of mind, they both need saving.

THE RIVER is a film about learning to be true to yourself and accept that who we are isn’t always what we want to be.



Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.