2019 | Drama / Gay / Latinx / New Release | 13 minutes | USA
Directors: Joseph Amenta

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A queer teenage boy takes his younger sister on an adventure wearing face paint and glitter on her tenth birthday. These colorful bandits move through their environments experiencing small joys while turning a blind eye to reality. It isn’t until their celebration is interrupted that the cost of their freedom is exposed.

About the filmmaker

Joseph has produced, written, and directed short films screening at festivals internationally in addition to being broadcast across Canada, Europe, and Africa. Their short Haus (2018) was fully funded by Canada Council for the Arts and selected for the International Competition at Clermont-Ferrand International 2019, and their recent short Flood (2019) premiered at Toronto International Film Festival. Joseph was selected for the TIFF Talent Lab in 2019 after recently completing their residency at the Canadian Film Centre Directors’ Lab in 2018. They have received Telefilm Talent  To Watch funding for their first feature film Tribe (2020), for which they received the Toronto Screenwriting Conference Breakthrough Artist Award for their script. They have an honours degree from Ryerson University in Film Studies.