Close-Knit 2017

Close-Knit 2017

Close-Knit 2017

Close-Knit 2017
Karera ga honki de amu toki wa (original title)
2h 7min | Drama | 25 February 2017 (Japan)

Storyline:

One spring Hiromi, who is the mother of an 11-year-old girl Tomo, left home for the umpteenth time. Tomo is accustomed to such a mother and as always went to Makio’s place. He is a brother of Hiromi and has lived with Rinko, a pretty girlfriend. Actually, Rinko is a transwoman. She works as a caregiver in a nursing home where Makio’s mother Sayuri who suffers from dementia is living. Rinko makes a delicious meal and sometimes cuddles Tomo. She is a little confused, but Tomo, Rinko and Makio start to live a life together. One day Rinko teaches Tomo to knit to control her temper. Rinko was also taught by her mother at the age of puberty when she struggled with her sexuality. A daughter neglected by her mother. A gentle uncle and his transgender lover. An angsty boy who recognizes a sense of himself as a gay – A warm “knitting” reorganizes unconventional family.

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Almost Out – excerpt

Almost Out - excerpt

Almost Out – excerpt

Almost Out – excerpt
3min | Short | 2018

Plot:

an excerpt from my ncea level 2 short film, almost out.
winner of best actor and best overall short at the 2018 nzbs school shorts awards.
a boy grappling with identity breaks out of his shell, discovering that you have to leave some things behind in order to grow.

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Red 2020

Red 2020

Red 2020

Red 2020
32min | Short, Drama

Storyline:

In rural Pennsylvania, a teenage couple’s — James and Lizzy — relationship is interrupted by Aaron, the guy James almost hooked up with four months ago. Red explores being queer in conservative towns during hard times with empathy rather than disdain.

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Moffie 2019

Moffie 2019

Moffie 2019

Moffie 2019
1h 44min | Drama, Romance, War | 24 April 2020 (UK)

Storyline:

Nicholas has long known he is different, that there is something shameful and unacceptable in him that must stay hidden, denied even. But South Africa’s minority government are embroiled in conflict at the Angolian border and all white young men over 16 must serve two years of compulsory military service to defend the Apartheid regime and its culture of toxic racist machismo. The ‘black danger’ is the real and present threat; what is wrong with Nicholas and others like him can be rooted out, treated and cured like a cancer. But just when fear pushes Nicholas to accept unspeakable horrors in the hopes of staying invisible, a tender relationship with another recruit becomes as dangerous for them both as any enemy fire.

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Lolo 2019

Lolo 2019

Lolo 2019

Lolo 2019
14min | Short | 10 Jul (2019)

Storyline:

Lolo is an openly gay 11-year-old boy trying to finally convince Max, his first love, to go public with their relationship at the school party. Max also wants a relationship but Lolo might not be the one. Lolo’s best friends Elena and Toby help him to overcome this situation and give him the support that he needs.

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