Oktoberdreng // October Boy

Kortfilm // Short Film
2018

Trailer

Synopsis

Thomas på 14 er lige flyttet til København og starter i en ny skole. Han vil gerne passe ind og være populær, men han har svært ved at åbne sig. Han tegner ret godt – også på sin egen hud, og det synes Mads fra klassen er fedt. Den populære Emma inviterer en dag Thomas hjem til sig under påskud af, at de skal tegne sammen. I skolen går rygterne om Thomas’ besøg, og Thomas benægter dem ikke, selvom der ikke skete noget. Måske kommer han faktisk til at bekræfte dem lidt for at komme med til en fest hos den populære Boas. Her går det helt galt for Thomas, for løgnene æder ham op indefra. ”Oktoberdreng” er en film om alle de ting, der forandrer os som mennesker.

14-year-old Thomas has just moved to Copenhagen with his mom. Thomas likes to draw, it’s a way for him to escape from the pressure around him. In school he meets Mads and Emma. Mads likes Thomas’ drawings, whereas Emma is romantically interested in Thomas and invites him home with her. Just before leaving, Thomas meets Emmas older brother, a young, emerging artist. The meeting changes something within him. Rumors start circulating about Emma and Thomas – and he doesn’t deny them. Thomas can’t understand his feelings, how to act in the new school or control the lies, he has created to be popular. “October Boy” is film about all the things that change us as people.

Credits

Cast: Elias Budde Christensen, Esther Marie Boisen Berg, Noa Risbro Hjerrild & Albert Rosin Harson
Director: Søren Green
Screenplay: Tomas Lagermand Lundme & Søren Green
Producer: Jenny Mattesen
Cinematographer: Jonas Berlin
Sound Designer: Hans Christian Arnt Torp
Editor: Mark Bukdahl
Composer: Christoffer Møller
Graphics and Drawings: Emil Kozak
Production Company: Made by Us

Festivals

Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2018
Uppsala International Short Film Festival, 2018
Mix Copenhagen, 2018
Alcine Festival Internacional de Cine, 2018

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