Over the course of a night out in a queer club, Raf struggles to find his place among the crowd until he stops trying to force the narrative and just lets himself go with the music.
Berlinale, received the Special Mention from the Crystal Bear Jury; also nominated for Best Short at the Teddy Awards
BFI London Film Festival, world premiere
Scottish Queer International Film Festival
London Short Film Festival
UK/Ireland: Peccadillo Pictures, Boys on Film 19
Available on DVD/VOD. CLICK HERE
Writer/Director: Marco Alessi
Producer: Ksenia Harwood
Director of Photography: Will Baldy
Production Design: Rowan Wigley
Composers: Tom Foskett-Barnes
and Bobby Goulder
Editor: Jo Lewandowska (at Cut&Run)
Sound: Dan Pugsley
Colour: Peter Oppersdorff (at MPC)
Starring: Laurie Kynaston, Mary Antony, Henry Felix, Emily Renée, Selali Fiamanya, Darren Siah, Otamere Guobadia, and Holly Styrene.
Crystal Bear Jury
Berlinale Jury Statement: The use of pulsating colours and the rousing music sweep us up in a dream-like flow here. This effect is reinforced by the layering of various experiences and memories. With very few words and expressive movements on the part of the protagonist, we begin to identify with him. This short film allowed us to experience multifaceted love, friendship and the search for identity.
Contact marco[at]cler[dot]co for a screener.