Fans of the Boys On Film series of DVDs, which feature a selection of the best LGBT shorts from around the world, may remember Drowning from Boys On Film 6: Pacific Rim. The Aussie slick, Now director Craig Boreham is hoping to turn Drowning into a feature film, and is seeking $67,000 on the crowd-funding site Pozible to help him, with the hope of eventually raising $200,000 to complete the film.
The campaign is near its target, but only has a few hours left until it May 25th deadline.
The movie version of Drowning will be called Teenage Kicks. Here’s the synopsis: In the final moments of his 17th year, Miklós Varga’s world has come crashing down. His plans to run away and escape his claustrophobic migrant family have been brutally undone by the unexpected death of his older brother, Tomi. Only Mik knows the events that led to this tragedy and as far as he can see there is only one person to blame. Himself. He is suddenly torn between his desire to head north and start a new life with his best friend Dan, and his familial obligation to fix his broken family: torn between the life that he wants to have and the life that he feels he’s expected to have. Can he fill the aching void left by his adored sibling or is he toxic and destined to bring ruin upon everyone he loves? Teenage kicks is a journey through the minefield of adolescence, as Mik searches for a way to navigate through his guilt and explosive sexuality to become the man that he wants to become.’
Miles Szanto will play Mik, Bojana Novakovic is set to be Annuska and Luke Arnold will be Tomi. It certainly expands on the ideas of Drowning, including its main character’s fluid sexuality.
Get more info on Pozible.