BOYS ON FILM 6: PACIFIC RIM
Boys On Film goes down under to bring a fresh batch of funny and touching tales courtesy of our Aussie and Kiwi cousins, while from the USA and Hawaii to Singapore via Korea several more stories of men falling in love round out the collection.
Rising stars Xavier Samuel and Callan McAuliffe put their own twist on traditional coming out fables in Craig Boreham s second contribution to the Boys On Film library, Drowning and the Berlin Film Festival Crystal Bear winner, Franswa Sharl.
Drowning – Dir. Craig Boreham (Australia) 20mins
Things are changing for Mik. His world has been turned upside down by the sudden death of his big brother forcing him to redefine his place in his family and the world. The one solid thing in Miks life is his best friend Dan. But Dan has a new girlfriend…
Franswa Sharl – Dir. Hannah Hilliard (Australia) 14mins
On a family holiday to Fiji, twelve year old Greg s creative pursuits fail to amuse his father. Setting out to win back his admiration, he enters himself into a competition with a difference….
Tanjong Rhu – Dir. Boo Junfeng (Singapore) 19mins
A former military officer makes a film about a man he encountered in Tanjong Rhu, a secluded cruising ground. From up-and-coming Singaporean director Boo Junfeng (of Cannes Critics Week and London Film Festival nominated Sandcastle), this film has gained notoriety in Singapore s discreet gay community.
Teddy – Dir. Christopher Banks (New Zealand) 15mins
An earnest Londoner attempts to rekindle an old relationship while on holiday in New Zealand, but a faded old teddy bear from the past ultimately decides his fate.
LOVE, 100°C – Dir. Kim Jho Kwang-soo (South Korea) 22mins
A hearing-impaired boy, Min-so is gay, and he likes his classmate, Ji-seok.
One day, Min-so impulsively has sex with a man who works in a public bath, an experience that lends him a new-found confidence, but at a heavy price.
My Last Ten Hours With You – Dir. Sophie Hyde (Australia) 15mins
At 6am Jeremy and Mark will go their separate ways. Their last ten hours together over one hot night will be punctuated with friends, fights and frustrations as they wait it out, each dealing with the loss of love in their own way.
Ron the Zookeeper – Dir. Darcy Prendergast (Australia) 7mins
With only one male grey panda left in the entire world, Ron the zookeeper is sent in to get a sperm sample, no matter what. Eponymous Aussie artist Darcy Prendergast s first wacky claymation creation (before Mary and Max), Ron The Zookeeper was banned from his graduation premiere!
Ajumma! Are You Krazy??? Dir. Brent Anbe (Hawaii, USA) 25mins
Fuelled by their schoolgirl hormones, three Ajummas , aka Korean soap fanatics – the lovable Judy, Susan the gruff-tough one, and Amy the sassy tart – go on a hilarious journey to try and meet Korean superstar Michael Park by stealing his itinerary, breaking into his hotel room, and sneaking on to his music video set. However, they didn’t factor in the competition!