Queer Shorts 1: Ready or Not, Out I Come
Clothes & Blow (Sam Peter Jackson, U.K., 2018, 23 min.): An American voice-over actor living in London is bored by demanding client calls and awkward Grindr meetups, and when his mother decides to visit unexpectedly, he is forced to re-evaluate how fully and authentically he is really living his life.
Home Girl (Poonam Brah, U.K., 2018, 12 min.): Roya, a British Muslim woman whose mother has just died, discovers after the funeral that her “hidden” relationship with another woman was no secret.
How to Be O.K. (Graham Halstead, U.S., 2018, 13 min.): After an awkward coming-out confession to his conservative grandfather, a young man tries to figure out how to live in his own skin.
Misdirection (Carly Usdin, U.S., 2018, 14 min.): Camila, a college freshman with obsessive-compulsive disorder and a gay crush on her roommate, has a chance encounter with a street magician and learns to open her heart to new possibilities.
Sammy the Salmon (Jake Shannon, Australia, 2018, 7 min.): Unable to pluck up the courage to tell his girlfriend he’s gay, Spencer comes across a talking salmon who offers to get his love life back on track.
Sequins (Michael Beddoes, U.K., 2019, 18 min.): A chance encounter with a jaded drag queen sets 17-year-old Paul — a wannabe drag performer — on a collision course with his parents, bullies, and the school talent show.
Robert Pohrer & Donnie Engle