Kissing Drew (BOF13)

Drama/Comedy | 8mins | English (CAN) | 2013
“A dreary school day in 1992: “Cool kid” Drew is James’ sexual fantasy, but Drew is also James’ bully. In a single moment,James faces off against both Drew the bully and Drew the fantasy, but is it enough to reclaim his dignity?”

Directed by: Philip J. Connell
Written by: Philip J. Connell & Genevieve Scott
Starring: Eden Ocean Sanders & Ben Hargreaves

Kissing Drew, through the use of sound, colour and lighting, cleverly depicts that tumultuous time in our lives when reality conflicts with fantasy; the result of hormones, sexuality and crushing on someone we cant have. It’s a story we can all relate to and no one likes seeing someone bullied. It’s endearing to see James learn to stand up for himself and, though I could sense something coming, it was still shocking to see how far he went!

Things I Liked:
1 - The familiarity of the story and protagonist
2 - The visual/audio contrast between fantasy and reality
3 - The lead's commitment to... 'reclaiming his dignity'

Things I Didn't Like:
1 - Lack of emotion and depth

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