Alcopops, VHS tapes, cigarettes, boys, MSN Messenger, Placebo – this is 2003. Set on the Isle of Wight, fragments of the director’s own teenage video diaries collide with the fictional story of 15-year-old Tommy in this short film about a boy’s search for connection in the advent of the internet age. Infatuated with his best friend’s boyfriend and unable to truly reveal himself to anyone, Tommy feels an overwhelming sense of isolation on the small chalk island he calls home. Desperate to be seen, he logs on to family computer, clicks connect and opens MSN.
Alcopops. Cigarettes. MSN Messenger. VHS tapes. Boys. Set on the Isle of Wight, fragments of the director’s own teenage video diaries collide with the fictional story of 15-year-old Tommy, in this short film about the evolution of identity and online exploration of sexuality in the early noughties.
Director: Jason Bradbury
Writer: Jason Bradbury
Stars: Yoni Roodner, Jacob Avery, Rio Thake
Release Date: 12 March 2019 (UK)
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 210 MiB
Duration : 11 min 43 s
Overall bit rate : 2 506 kb/s