Drama | 20mins | English (USA) | 2012
“An emotional film about self acceptance; Phil, a shy teenage struggles with his sexuality. He finds himself bullied by his ex-best friend and love interest who wants an ‘in’ with the cool kids. Seeing no other option, Phil decides to take a drastic course of action.”
Directed by: Dominic Haxton & David Rosler | Written by: Dominic Haxton & Cherise Pascual
Starring: Adam Donovan & Jake Robbins
Teens Like Phil is powerful. It’s an emotional short chronicling the mental breakdown of Phil, a teen struggling to come to terms with his sexuality, due to the actions of Adam – his once best friend who is dealing with his own sexuality in other ways. They are two sides of the same coin and the relationship and events between them are so well developed that it’s hard not to be moved. Seriously, prepare the tissues.
Things I Liked: 1 - Character development 2 - Relationship development 3 - Handling of a tough subject 4 - Presentation of different points of view Things I Didn't Like: 1 - It ended...