Boys on Film 11: We Are Animals

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Spooners (BOF11)

Comedy | 14mins | English (USA) | 2013



“After convincing his husband to retire their old lumpy futon, Nelson is forced to come out in a spectacular way while shopping for a new bed.”


Written & Directed by: Bryan Horch
Starring: Walter Replogle, Ben Lerman, Richard Ballon, Nathan Tetreault and Shawn Maroney (voice) Continue reading

For Dorian (BOF11)

Drama | 16mins | English (Canada) | 2012



“A father fears the sexual awakening of his disabled son, a teenager living with Down syndrome, and struggles with the notion of letting him grow up.”


Written & Directed by: Rodrigo Barriuso
Starring: Dylan Harman, Ron Lea, Victor Pereira, Tova Smith & Jerald Bezener Continue reading

Little Man (BOF11)

Drama | 24mins | English (UK) | 2012



“Facing thirty, Elliott realises he has jeopardised every relationship that has come his way. The weekend his brother shows up on his doorstep and a bizarre neighbour begins spying on him; Elliott is driven to the edge.”


Directed by: Eldar Rapaport | Written by: Eldar Rapaport & Dalit Ziv
Starring: Daniel Boys, Darren Evans, David Hampstead & Jamie Thompson Continue reading

The Last Time I Saw Richard (BOF11)

Fantasy | 23mins | English (Australia) | 2014



“Set in a teen mental health clinic, we meet lone wolf Jonah who is forced to share a room with the newly admitted Richard. The boys from a connection based on mutual respect and some common demons though Jonah soon discovers that not everybody wants to be saved.”


Written & Directed by: Nicholas Verso
Starring: Cody Fern & Toby Wallace

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Three Summers (BOF11)

Drama | 28mins | Danish (Denmark) | 2008



“An unlikely friendship between a middle aged divorcee and a teenage boy blurs lines as secrets are shared and a closeness develops in a way they never would have expected.”


Directed by: Carlos Oliveira | Written by: Carlos Oliveira & Morten Kirkskov
Starring: Morten Kirkskov, Simon Munk, Stine Schrøder Jensen, Carsten Bjørnlund, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen & Sarah Boberg

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Alaska Is A Drag (BOF11)

Comedy/Drama | 14mins | English (USA) | 2012



“Leo stands out from the crowd; far from ideal when working in a small fish cannery in Alaska. His dreams of leaving appear impossible until a new boy joins and sees Leo for the superstar he was destined to be.”


Written & Directed by: Shaz Bennett
Starring: Martin L. Washington Jr., Spencer Broschard, Barret Lewis, Bernard Addison & Jill Morley

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Burger (BOF11)

Drama | 11mins | English (Uk) | 2013



“Set on location in Cardiff, Burger explores the variety of customers that a late night burger bar attracts, both gay and straight.”


Written & Directed by: Magnus Mork
Starring: Zaman Ahmadi, Akram Akbari, Matthew Ashford, Emily Barber, Charlotte Bramble, Matthew David, Barry Francis, Cherie Harewood, Sarah Howells (voice), Kiel Lillie, Neal McWilliams, David Ian Sterl, Kieran Thomas, Sam Thorne and Gareth Wilson

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We Are Animals (BOF11)

Sci-Fi | 13mins | English (USA) | 2013



“In this alternate historical fable set during the 1980’s AIDS crisis, a closeted young man finds himself in the midst of an anti-government coup and joins in the fight against the strict regime that is being enforced upon them.”


Written & Directed by: Dominic Haxton
Starring: Daniel Landroche, Clint Napier & Drew Droege

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