Today’s Gay Short: An unexpected kiss leads teen to explore first relationship in small town
Am going to start running short film’s several times a week.
Today’s is titled Poof, a title I don’t love but it’s well-acted and relatable for those of us who struggled with the closet in our younger years and felt torn between the expectations of our parents and others and exploring our authentic selves.
This short film is about Aaron, an apprehensive 18-year-old who is stuck in a small town helping his father in a job he hates. His life is soon turned upside-down when he meets Mike at a party. At first, Aaron denies his feelings but an unexpected kiss changes everything. As he enters into a hidden relationship with Mike, Aaron finds that some secrets are harder to keep than others. The more he explores his sexuality, the more he begins to consider the impact this may have on the rest of his life.
‘Poof’ is directed by Dean Anderson and written by Matthew Bates, starring Aiden Nord, Miles Higson and Howard Harling.