Downing (BOF8)

Drama | 18mins | English | 2011



“Amidst a vibrant house party, John, the isolated local gay lad, finds an opportunity to exact revenge on his straight oppressor, the popular and handsome Daniel. Boy kisses boy, drinking, fucking and regret: just another teenage party.”


Directed by: Ben Peters | Written by: Peter Forbes
Starring: Jamie Brotherston & Ross William Wild 


Downing was a downer. The characters didn’t push any boundaries and, though there was potential in the story, there wasn’t much tension or sense of conflict. Things happened but no one seemed to care or react. If the lies and deceit had been centered on, it would’ve been thrilling but it was all throw-away.


Things I Liked:
1 - The straight guys eyes

Things I Didn't Like:
1 - The dialogue
2 - The lack of refinement
3 - The lack of tension
4 - The lack of cause/effect/reaction

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