Ben (Adam Fleming), an introverted high school senior who is running the lighting for his high school senior class play, shines a spotlight on Johnny (Michael Cassidy), an outgoing jock who can't remember his lines in the play, and the target of Ben's lust. Holding his desires inside, Ben offers to give Johnny a ride home from rehearsal and help with the lines. Once they arrive at Johnny's house, Ben drowns his trepidation in champagne, and jokes provocatively with his crush. After a bit of mutual ribbing, the boys take a swim in Johnny's pool. Each of the boys shares some of their most private thoughts, and things progress, until Johnny's friends show up.... Written by
Do something you're afraid of.
Did You Know?
When this short was remade as Dare
(2009), a full length feature film, most of the locations for the short were again used for the remake, including the school and Johnny's house and pool. See more
I can't believe this is your first cigarette. I'm corrupting you.
Ben 'Light Boy'
It's kind of cool.
Produced in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the MFA degree of the film division, School of The Arts, Columbia University. See more