Closets – STARRING JULIE HESMONHALGH!!
Hello LGBTQ memebers.
We at Pink Pound are delighted to showcase this newsletter to the LGBTQ. The short film CLOSETS was released last year. Make sure you watch it! Don’t suffer in silence!
The film features an all star cast including Julie Hesmondhalgh ( Haley in ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Cucumber’), Tommy Lawrence-Knight ( ‘The Sarah Jane Adventures’, ‘Dr Who’, ‘Glue’), Ceallach Spellman (‘ ‘Cucumber’, ‘Waterloo Road’), Jason Done (‘Waterloo Road’) and Janet Bamford (‘Celluloid’).
CLOSETS is an interesting, unusual film with a sci-fi twist. It features a tormented 16 year old boy called Henry who, on 12 March 1986, time travels through his bedroom closet and meets up with a similar present day teenager, Ben, occupying his same bedroom 30 years later. Ben and Henry’s developing friendship highlights past and present-day issues facing young gay teenagers. While our society’s attitudes towards LGBTs has improved dramatically over the past three decades, Ben and Henry’s story shows that confusion about sexual identity and homophobic bullying, can still result in self harming and suicidal intentions. These two teenagers from different time zones develop a deep friendship offering each support and optimism for the future. This is an unusual, compassionate and ultimately uplifting story, peppered with sorrow, humour and hope.
It highlights important past and present-day issues facing young gay teenagers in today’s world!
Including confusion around sexuality, homophobic bullying, self harm and suicide.
The film has been created by the successful 26 year old independent film director/writer Lloyd Eyre-Morgan (‘Dream On’, ‘Celluloid’, ‘Three in a Bed’- TLA Releasing) of Lemfilms
This film portrays a compassionate and ultimately uplifting story, peppered with sorrow, humour and hope.