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Closets

UK, English, 18 mins

  • Director: Lloyd Eyre-Morgan
  • Writer: Lloyd Eyre-Morgan
  • Producer: Marilyn Davidson

CGiii Comment

It packs an emotional wallop....due to some fine performances (and editing).

The writing is a little weak in places...but, that emotional wallop manages to disguise many of those short-comings.

With work and a budget, this could easily be developed into a [fine] feature...


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The(ir) Blurb...

CLOSETS is an interesting, unusual film with a sci-fi twist. It features a tormented 16 year old boy called Henry who, on 12 March 1986, time travels through his bedroom closet and meets up with a similar present day teenager, Ben, occupying his same bedroom 30 years later.

Ben and Henry's developing friendship highlights past and present-day issues facing young gay teenagers. While our society's attitudes towards LGBTs has improved dramatically over the past three decades, Ben and Henry's story shows that confusion about sexual identity and homophobic bullying, can still result in self harming and suicidal intentions. These two teenagers from different time zones develop a deep friendship offering each support and optimism for the future. This is an unusual, compassionate and ultimately uplifting story, peppered with sorrow, humour and hope.

Cast & Characters

Julie Hesmondhalgh as Penny;
Tommy Knight as Henry;
Ceallach Spellman as Ben;
Jason Done as Henry;
Janet Bamford as Susan

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