- Director: Emrhys Cooper
- Writer: Emrhys Cooper; Anthony Johnston
- Producer: Emrhys Cooper; Anthony Johnston; Benjamin J Murray; Christian Suau
In time, everything fades...youth and beauty...
When you rely entirely on these attributes...in time, there will be problems.
This finely-produced short-film ends where it starts to begin...and it looks like it's going to be developed into a series.
We have high hopes and expectations!
James, a sexy, youthful, sought-after Instagram star and internet personality gets dumped by his wealthy sugar daddy. Trophy Boy is your classic "riches-to-rags" story: after having lived a lavish party life, an attractive gay man must learn that the real world is not the façade he’s built for himself on social media. It’s a delicious satirical send-up of a wild party-boy lifestyle and FOMO culture that touches on many important issues: fame, addiction, refusal to grow up, responsibility and emotionally limited relationships. The film catches some lovely moments of humour and pathos, and Emrhys Cooper pulls off a rarity for a first-time filmmaker with a terrific performance in the staring role.
Cast & Characters
Donal Brophy as Tom
Emrhys Cooper as James
Mariano Rubin De Celis as Club Dancer
Anthony Johnston as Andy
Gerald McCullouch as Mark
Jonathan Stewart as Ron
Andrew Werner as Bartender