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Why Does God Hate Me? (2011)

A 14-year-old gay teen lives in a religious town who suffers living in a family and town with a bunch of slurs towards homosexuality, and his best friend Esther tries to "cure" him after Matthew came out to her as gay.

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Joel Ashton McCarthy, John Morrison (story editor)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dakota Daulby ... Matthew
Nina Winkler Nina Winkler ... Ester
Daven Pitkin ... Young Matthew
Ava Hassen Ava Hassen ... Mother
Jack Christofferson Jack Christofferson ... Father
Myles Milligan Myles Milligan ... Luke
Ryan McNeill Bolton Ryan McNeill Bolton ... Issaac (as Ryan Bolton)
Peter Kerek Peter Kerek ... School Preacher
Erin Mudry Erin Mudry ... Girl at Clinic
Wolf Bishop Wolf Bishop ... Baby Matthew
Charlie Canaan Charlie Canaan ... Choir Boy 1
David Gattey David Gattey ... Choir Boy 2
Liam Ingraham Liam Ingraham ... Choir Boy 3
Christopher Aitken Christopher Aitken ... Football Player 1
Robert Holden Robert Holden ... Football Player 2
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Storyline

A 14-year-old gay teen lives in a religious town who suffers living in a family and town with a bunch of slurs towards homosexuality, and his best friend Esther tries to "cure" him after Matthew came out to her as gay.

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Remember when gay meant happy?

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Drama

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Matthew: I approached my parents one last time, just ready to tell them off, ready to tell them that they're nothing but bigots and hypocrites, and all they do is spread hate, but then I realize theres no point, so I just said one thing.
Matthew: goodbye.
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Composed by Adam Drake and Radhika Vekaria
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A very emotionally moving short film, that would make for a great movie.
29 January 2017 | by derekbellasSee all my reviews

I've seen a lot of short films in my life, but none have been as deeply emotional as this one.

Why Does God Hate Me may have comedic elements, but I took the whole thing a lot more seriously, which was the real undertone of the film.

The true message of the film is that we should all be tolerant of gay people, and that the state of being gay is not some sort of disease, or something that can be cured.

I found the acting and scene structure to be even better than some major Hollywood features. The younger actors did an excellent job in their roles, which is not an easy thing to do, but they managed to convey the character's emotion perfectly without over acting.

I can only hope the director goes on to make more great films like this, or even make this short into a feature movie, like what happened with Lights Out.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Почему Господь ненавидит меня? See more »

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Budget:

CAD2,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Capilano University See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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