Hetero (In Cinema)
Under strict orders from their principal, five queer high schoolers must recruit straights to their Gay-Straight Alliance in order to save the club from disbandment. To do so they become the ‘gay best friend’ of straight students, all while catching feelings, navigating queerness and being teenagers!
This episodic is all the dream of a super-close, super-gay friend group, with delicious shenanigans that propel the quintet to a glorious finish. Written, directed and created by queer teens, and filled with impeccably accurate youth vernacular and more one-liners than there are feathers in a feather boa, Hetero will have you cackling from the opening scene. And the best part? Everyone’s gay + no one dies <3.
Join us for a hangout after the film as we discuss the future of the industry with a panel of young filmmaker guests.
"Beneath all the fun, though, are some serious issues about institutionalized prejudice, peer pressure, familial and religious rejection, and other topics that the series finesses and gets you thinking about without having to hammer them home." - EdgeMediaNetwork.com
|Kathleen Ebbs (they/she) is a Queer 24-year-old writer, actor, presenter and content creator. Their work focuses on LGBTQIA+ visibility, feminism and mental health. Most recently Kath is creating their own IGTV series called “Conversations with Kath '', where they interview multiple guests on important topics such as race, gender and sexuality.|
|Olivia Deeble is a creator and actor, playing ‘Raffy’ on Home and Away for three years, winning a Kids Choice award foin 2018, and starring as Princess Roxana in the Disney+ film Secret Society of Second Born Royals. Olivia wrote and filmed More Than This while completing year 12, which is coming soon to Paramount+.|
|Laneikka Denne is an award-winning writer, actor, and maker from Western Sydney. Her debut play DEAD SKIN was awarded the State Theatre Company x Flinders University Young Playwright's Award. Laneikka is currently producing a program called THE MONOLOGUE COLLECTIVE where teenagers write monologues for teenagers to perform for the HSC.|
Adrian Chiarella is an award-winning writer and director. His most recent short, Dwarf Planet, played in the Dendy Awards for Short Film at Sydney Film Festival and earned an AACTA nomination for best short form drama (you can also catch Dwarf Planet at this year's My Queer Career screening of short films at MGFF!).