About Scrapper


Did you know that scrap metal is America's 4th largest export? Well, Hollis Wallace does, and he makes his quiet living trolling the back alleys of Seattle looking for cast-off copper, aluminum and other valuable metals. Hollis uses all the tricks of the metal scrapping trade to earn his living and navigate through a fascinating and rowdy world that few pay any attention to.

Hollis's only friend is his ailing mother, and his only drive in life is to collect enough scrap to take care of her. But his routine and isolation are disrupted when he has a strange encounter with teenage runaway Swan in the basement of an unhinged neighbor. They end up forming a scrapping partnership that almost borders on a friendship, before the forces in their lives threaten to destroy their new bond completely.

SCRAPPER is a witty drama that stars Michael Beach (Third Watch, Soul Food, Sons of Anarchy) as Hollis, a quiet man with a keen grasp on his trade and no grasp at all on his personal life. Newcomer Anna Giles plays Swan, the train-hopping, dumpster-diving 18 year old who awakens a paternal instinct in Hollis and threatens to change his stubborn antisocial ways. Aidan Gillen (Game Of Thrones, The Wire) plays Ray, an unusual guy with unusual hobbies who doesn't take kindly to Hollis intruding on his life...

The film was shot entirely in Seattle, Washington in August of 2012.

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PRESS


"Scrapper is sure to stand as one of the best indie features of SIFF 2013, period." - Tony Kay CityArts Magazine
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"A funny and surprisingly poignant film about a little-known subculture, Scrapper has mettle." - Dave Segal The Stranger
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Seattle Weekly "PICK" for SIFF week 1
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"Beach and Giles both give strong performances that carry the film" - Chris Burlingame Another Rainy Saturday
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