Closet Monster had a successful run at film festivals, including screening at the Toronto International Film Festiva and BFI London Film Festival, as well as winning awards at the likes of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, FilmOut San Diego and Atlantic Film Festival. The film is now on the brink of its UK cinema release from Peccadillo Pictures, screening around the UK as part of the LGBT-themed Poutfest.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘CLOSET MONSTER tells the story of Oscar Madly (Connor Jessup, Falling Skies), a creative and driven teenager who hovers on the brink of adulthood. Affected by his dysfunctional parents, unsure of his sexuality, and haunted by horrific images of a tragic gay bashing he witnessed as a child, Oscar dreams of escaping the town he feels is suffocating him.
‘He embarks on a journey of self-discovery with the beloved help of his talking pet hamster, Buffy (voiced by Isabella Rossellini), his imagination and the prospect of love, that will ultimately bring him closer to confronting his inner monster.’
Take a look at the new trailer below.