Boys on Film 12: Confession

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Age 17 (BOF12)

Drama | 22mins | Italian (SWISS) | 2013



“Matteo is a 17-year-old boy who comes to the realization that he is in love with Don Massimo, a young priest of the village that leads the marching band in which Matteo plays the drum. He sees in Massimo a person willing to listen to his fears and desires. For the first time in his life, Matteo feels ready to open up to someone…”


Written & Directed by: Filippo Demarchi
Starring: Fabio Foiada, Kevin Martinetti, Laura Minazzi & Ignazio Oliva Continue reading

Human Warmth (BOF12)

Drama | 11mins | French (Belgium) | 2013



“Antoine has a desire. His passion and his love are so overwhelming that he has to stay close to Bruno. He loves his warmth and he needs it. But, as with any relationship, soon comes the time of detachment and what will happen if Antoine’s body stops responding?”


Written & Directed by: Christophe Predari
Starring: Thomas Coumans & Adrien Desbons Continue reading

Tonight It’s Me (BOF12)

Drama/Romance | 13mins | English (USA) | 2014



“A hot young hustler finds himself in uncharted waters when he spends the night with a client who is far from the “Johns” he’s used to servicing.”


Directed by: Dominic Haxton | Written by: Dominic Haxton, Eric Jett, Charles Mallison & Jake Robbins
Starring: Jake Robbins, Caleb James, Christian Patrick & Neil Elliot Continue reading

Deflated (BOF12)

Comedy/Drama | 6mins | English (USA) | 2012



“A boy’s gender crisis in the aisles of a discount super-store.”


Written & Directed by: Dustin Shroff
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I Am Syd Stone (BOF12)

Drama | 11mins | English (Canada) | 2014

“When a much-desired Hollywood heartthrob returns to his home town for a reunion of sorts, he expects to rekindle an old closeted relationship but soon learns that things aren’t as they seem and secrets always catch up in the end.”

Written & Directed by: Denis Theriault
Starring: Gharrett Patrick Paon & Michael Gaty Continue reading

Cruise Patrol (BOF12)

Action/Animation | 8mins | English (NL) | 2013



“Take a walk on the wild side and explore what happens on a long and dusty road where a routine cruise patrol takes a strange turn and spirals totally out of control”


Directed by: Bobby de Groot & Arjan van Meerten | Written by: Bobby de Groot
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Showboy (BOF12)

Drama | 15mins | English (AUS) | 2014



“A young football player, Julian Maxwell, finds himself struggling to support his unemployed, recently widowed father while fighting to keep safe the secret he once shared with his mother: He’s only gay, but performs a drag act in a local bar.”


Written & Directed by: Samuel Leighton-Dore
Starring: Lucas Pittaway, Malcolm Kennard, Richie Finger, Stephanie King & Matt Levett Continue reading

Good Morning (BOF12)

Comedy/Drama | 10mins | English (Canada) | 2014



“A man wakes up after his 30th birthday party with a massive hangover and… a 17 year old boy on his couch.”


Directed by: Stephen Dunn & Peter Knegt | Written by: Peter Knegt & Oliver Skinner
Starring: Peter Knegt & Oliver Skinner Continue reading

Home From The Gym (BOF12)

Drama | 6mins | English (USA) | 2014



“A guy comes home alone.”


Written & Directed by: Robert Hawk
Starring: Jake Robbins Continue reading