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Showboy

Country: Australia, Language: English, 15 mins

  • Director: Samuel Leighton-Dore
  • Writer: Samuel Leighton-Dore
  • Producer: Diana Burnett; David Opitz

CGiii Comment

This multi-layered gem is - quite easily - a precursor to a main feature. It has all the elements in place...plus some damn fine technical talent...cinematography, editing.

Well, Mr Leighton-Dore you have produced something very special indeed.


Trailer...

 

The(ir) Blurb...

After the unexpected death of his mother, a young football player, Julian Maxwell, finds himself struggling to support his depressed, unemployed father while fighting to keep safe the secret he once shared with his mother: He's not only gay, but performs drag shows. SHOWBOY is a film about family, loss and the exploration of freedom and sexuality in the face of affliction.

Cast & Characters

Airlie Dodds as Girl;
Richie Finger as Madame Clitora;
Malcolm Kennard as Rob Maxwell;
Stephanie King as Poppy;
Matt Levett as Asher;
Lucas Pittaway as Julian Maxwell;
Jayr Tinaco as Drag Queen