15min | Drama | 2019
A controversial new medical procedure which claims to ‘fix’ personalities is introduced to a young mother who is struggling to deal with her son’s current situation.
Families, morals and societal norms are challenged with the arrival of a new controversial medical procedure. Jamie is a young mother who shares a strong bond with her 10 year old son, Max. Max is an effeminate child exploring his gender identity – for which he is extensively bullied at school. As the bullying becomes increasingly severe, Jamie fears for her son’s immediate and long term future. Through her neighbour, Jamie is introduced to Refine, a new private medical facility. Refine offers a new procedure that can alter personality traits and in Max’s case, heteronormalise him. Jamie is faced with a near impossible personal and ethical dilemma. Should she allow Max to undergo this procedure in order to protect him, or should she continue to encourage him to follow his natural inclinations and accept a more trying and complex future?
Director: Michael J. Ferns
Writer: Lucy Heath
Stars: Diaana Babnicova, Beth Chalmers, Lucy Heath
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 549 MiB
Duration : 14 min 47 s
Overall bit rate : 5 191 kb/s