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Sunday, December 4, 2016, 5:30PM-7:20PM
Messy Lives Short Drama Block - Click here to purchase tickets!
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Director: Tyler Byrnes|
Category: Narrative Short
Place of Origin: New York, NY
Shooting Locations: New York, NY
Synopsis: (Drama, Horror) Alex, a young man suffering from an eating disorder, stays overnight at his boyfriend David's apartment. Alex wakes up to find his jeans missing and David cooking an elaborate breakfast. David asks Alex to stay, who reluctantly agrees. As David cooks, Alex weighs himself in the bathroom when he is briefly pulled into an alternate version of the apartment where he is attacked by an unknown force. This force proceeds to confront Alex and David with twisted realizations of their fears and anxieties as they try to finish their meal.
Cast: Tommy Bernardi, Alton Alburo
Crew: Writer: Tyler Byrnes; Producers: Tyler Byrnes, Dorian Carli-Jones, and Edel Garstad; Composer - Cameron Toy, Animation & Effects - Dorian Carli-Jones & Rachel Ambelang
Production Background & Fun Facts: The film was created in part as a response to the lack of stories about eating disorders of men, externalizations of eating disorder anxiety, and horror films that focus on a specifically queer issue and perspective.
Festivals & Accolades: Undiscovered Countries Festival September 2016, REEL Recovery Film Festival 2016 (NYC & LA screenings), STAMPED Pensacola LGBT Film Festival 2016, New York Short Film Festival 2016, Queer Bits Fall Festival III, Third Eye Film Festival 2016, Videodrunk Film Festival 2016