In the new film from Trey Edward Shults, two young couples navigate the emotional minefield of growing up and falling in love.
Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. This is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.
From its inception, Shults envisioned Waves as a music-driven movie, with songs and score serving as a kind of fluctuating tide for the sprawling narrative. The finished film is largely synchronised to music, with a soundtrack mixing contemporary songs from Animal Collective, Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead alongside an original score by Academy Award-winning duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.