Scraps | Short Film 2023

In rural 2003 Montana, two closeted teen boys navigate skateboarding, harsh small-town judgment, and a summer of unexpected young love.

  • Ryan Nordin
    Vincint - There Will Be Tears
  • Ryan Nordin
  • Matthew Francis
    PRAX Series, Buzzfeed Tasty, Dotdash Meredith, Hell's Kitchen
  • Colton Underwood
    Coming Out Colton, The Bachelor
  • Chance Housley
    Wild Animal
  • Matthew Francis
    PRAX Series, Buzzfeed Tasty, Dotdash Meredith, Hell's Kitchen
  • Chris Stanley
  • Ryan Nordin
    Vincint - There Will Be tears
  • Peder Lindell
    Key Cast
    The Descendants: The Rise of Red
  • Dorian Giordano
    Key Cast
    Avatar The Last Airbender (Netflix), Reacher
  • Sophia Schumacher
    Key Cast
  • Travis Bruyer
    Key Cast
    "Uncle Dan"
    Yellowstone, Ted K, Cowboys
  • Maximus Sanders
    Key Cast
  • Adam Birch
  • Marley Ball
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance, coming of age
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 18, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    75,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Sidewalk Film Festival
    United States
    Best Alabama Screenplay
  • Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
  • Big Sky Film Grant
    United States
    Grant Recipient
  • Slamdance Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Director Biography - Ryan Nordin

Ryan Nordin is an American director and screenwriter. He got his start working as a visual effects artist, working with brands like Samsung, Oakley, and ESPN, before transitioning to directing. Ryan is based in Los Angeles and Montana and is the founder of Fold Films. Ryan is both an avalanche survivor and avid through-hiker, hitting the trails when he's away from the desk. His work consists of fashion and action sports commercials, documentaries, and LGBTQ+ stories. Ryan hopes his work will help shed a light on underrepresented communities, telling stories for change. Ryan's debut feature film, SCRAPS, an LGBTQ+ coming of age skate film, is set to release in 2024.

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Director Statement

SCRAPS is the culmination of a 10-year journey, largely based on true events and retellings from my own past. Growing up queer in Minnesota made me feel, at times, like an outsider. I didn't always know how to fit in, but I knew how to pretend. This pretending would carry on for years until at age nineteen, I found a community that supported me and allowed me to be my true self.

Directors like Luca Guadagnino, Barry Jenkins, and Stephen Chbosky were able to show me stories so real and fragile, that I was able to step into myself.

Eventually, I found great frustration by the lack of queer cinema and would search for off-shoot foreign films and some borderline home movies to watch until I felt I had seen it all.

So to those who are eagerly waiting for the next Indie summer romance, this one’s for you.