Short Film: BODIES OF WATER, 14min., USA, LGBT/Drama

6ff8af3a26 posterIt’s 1982, Marsh is 24 years old, and he struggles with a tormenting secret. Feeling disconnected human relationships others take for granted, Marsh treads water in the often painful doldrums of everyday life.

One night, a spark ignites Marsh’s imagination of what could be and he embarks on a private quest until the time comes for the boldest move of his life.

Bodies of Water is a story of a young man isolated from the rest of humanity by profound shame and his fear of absolute rejection. It’s about love at first sight. It’s about seizing the moment.

As the filmmaker, I hesitate to call this a “gay film”. Yes, Marsh is gay but the young man he ultimately meets and who is poised to change his life, may or may not be. This is left for the audience to decide. Marsh’s struggle of loneliness, isolation, and his desire for a genuine human connection is universal.

By lgbttorontofilmfestival

Festival occurring twice a year. In Toronto in June. And in Los Angeles in September. Showcasing the best of LGBT Short Films and Screenplays from around the world.

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