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Teens Like Phil

USA, English, 20 mins

  • Director: Dominic Haxton; David Rosler
  • Writer: Dominic Haxton; Cherise Pascual
  • Producer: David Rosler

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Deeply, deeply moving.

The sound is exquisite, the music is a sensation and Adam Donovan is a revelation.

Let your tears run freely.

Messieurs Haxton & Rosler - a fine future in filmmaking beckons.

Thank you.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Phil, a shy, insecure teenager growing up in a affluent suburb, is trapped in the painful throes of adolescence. He's struggling to come to terms with his sexuality. At his elite private school, Phil is picked on by his former friend and love interest, Adam. Adam frequently lashes out with violence against Phil and enjoys humiliating him in the locker room. As the bullying intensifies, both at school and at home, the back story of Phil and Adam's ill-fated relationship is revealed, leading to a horrific final assault.

Cast & Characters

Adam Donovan as Phil;
Jake Robbins as Adam;
Margie Ferris as Phil's Mom;
Bart Shatto as Phil's Dad;
Virginia Bartholomew as Teacher;
Kelly Walters as Adam's Mom;
Collin Leydon as Adam's Brother;
Ken Burmeister as Mike;
Monty Geer as Adam's Friend;
Domenica Galati as Principal

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