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Running Without Sound (2004)

Sean is deaf, a high school student and a cross country runner. He's also a closeted gay teenager who's just coming to terms with his sexuality and his attraction to a fellow team-mate.

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Trace Barnes ...
Derek
Bryan Bukoliski ...
Powell
Jake Klein ...
Johnson
Scott McCann ...
Mac (as Scott Clark)
Shad Sager ...
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At a Los Angeles high school, Sean, who's deaf, runs cross country. He's the victim of some locker-room teasing that a teammate, Derek, puts an end to. In a stab at friendship, Sean stops by Derek's apartment to invite him to run with him; Derek invites him in. They communicate writing notes, and not everything goes smoothly. Then Sean and Derek exchange a glance in which Sean discloses his attraction to Derek. How will Derek respond? What can come of this? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Disappointing
19 September 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This short is about two high school friends, who are both in the cross country team, getting attracted to each other.

"Running Without Sound" is a low budget production. It does not have enough plot even to fill 13 minutes. The mutual attraction could be explained and developed better, in order to make it more convincing. The bedroom staring scene, though shows their hesitation and anxiety, is a little too long. Though it is refreshing to include a dumb character in a short, I think the subject is not so well handled. Maybe the friends could be shown to be learning sign language to show support? Overall, I think "Running Without Sound" is a disappointing short.


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