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A stressful comedy about wanting to come out of the closet to this guy you've been crushing on for years but you can't because aliens
A stressful comedy about wanting to come out of the closet to this guy you've been crushing on for years but you can't because aliens
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Synopsis 

As Cody gets ready for the day he decides that he is going to come out to Mark, the man he has had a crush on for years. He also plans to help Mark find a job in order to pay rent and continue to live with him. However his plans get interrupted when Mark proposes that he has found an end of the world message and that it's up to them to contact "the government" and save the world. Cody attempts to keep his day on track but it only continues to spiral out of control as the weather outside gets worse. 

Writer and Director 

Queer filmmaking is what I want to do with my life. This means a lot more than just making films that have gay or trans characters in them. I want films where being queer, although important to the character, isn't their only trait. And more importantly I want queer characters that are humans and not learning tools. Being a queer trans man, I'd really like to see more characters I can relate too and less that make me feel like I've got to be a walking encyclopedia. 

That being said, this is a film that primarily features a character attempting to come out. And I'll admit the basic idea of that is something akin to everyone knowing Uncle Ben dies and "With great power comes great responsibility". In this film however, I want to outline not the event of coming out or the struggles behind it, but instead have a playful time examining one man and where he puts his priorities. 

This film is my last project before I exit film school. I've already written and directed a different short film about two trans men working as forensic pathologist and I would like to be able to fund and make this film to add more to my demo reel. 

Rewards

Most of the rewards are self explanatory but I want to emphasis that I hand draw and animate the title cards myself. They are limited but pretty special. Here are some examples from my last film. 

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Thanks for the support! 

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge is getting funding for the art in this film. Although I already have most of the more key props in this film along with a location, I need it to look drastically different from how it looks currently. I also want to be able to pay the actors salary and support them in their careers as well. All of this can easily be achieved with your help!

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