Inflatable Swamp (BOF10)

Drama | 14mins | English (UK) | 2010

“Matt, a gay man in his late 20s, navigates the lonely intersection of carnal sex and human closeness. With the arrival of Luke, a new man in his life, he finds a way to reconcile pleasures of the flesh with the new aroused imperatives of the heart.”

Written & Directed by: William Feroldi
Starring: Francis Beraud, Edwin Ray & Paul Huntley-Thomas

Inflatable Swamp is definitely original, mildly strange and, I guess, quite sweet. It is clear, from the balloons that the protagonist is extremely sexually active. I can only assume that the balloons are a metaphor for his encounters and that he doesn’t actually get guys to bring balloons. I haven’t quite figured the metaphor out, but it works. What I liked is that dialogue is used to show the character development and ends the short on a happy note.

Things I Liked:
2 - Use of dialogue

Things I Didn't Like:
1 - Ambiguity as to how the character feels

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