Inspired by the alarming increase in real-life tragedies involving high school bullying and suicide, Teens Like Phil tells the story of a gay teen, Phil, and his former friend, Adam, who brutally bullies him.
Prora, on the Baltic Sea. Mysterious, endless. In this deserted former Nazi holiday camp and communist military complex, teenagers Jan and Matthieu embark on an adventure that puts their friendship at risk.
High school senior Ben secretly lusts after bad boy classmate Johnny. After Ben gives Johnny a ride home one night, the boys end up in Johnny's swimming pool and have an encounter that breaks the rules and blows Ben's mind.
The 19 year old dutch Jim has been diagnosed with cancer. After having undergone all possible treatments of which none cured him, he was given up. Together with his 5 friends, his ... See full summary »
This short film more than delivers on inspiration. The short captures the hard-hitting realism of teen rebellion vs mundane home life. It also brings to light how two seemingly similar neighbouring houses are very different homes. Both Thijmen and Robin yearn for freedom and autonomy. Thijmen from his overprotective parents (or are they? under the circumstances I would tend to agree with them) and Robin's abusive uncaring father). The short truly encapsulates all it means to be a teen. It is gripping right from the very start - the scene on the bridge. It is all very real and honest with artful composition and a very raw script. Incredibly tactile visuals and sounds (especially the bridge scenes and the partying scenes). Pervasive filming and the construction and placement of shots is excellent. #justjump
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