Short Film: ORDINARY WORLD, 14min., USA, Drama

Hunter, a young autistic man who has just relocated to New York City, finds himself in the middle of a hot and sweaty New York summer struggling to adjust. He retreats inward and spends his days listening to music alone and exploring his richly imaginative inner world which contains his only friend, Imaginary. One day, on a tour of a community ceramics center called The Annex, Hunter meets Marley. Hunter is immediately drawn to Marley but struggles to talk to him, let alone ask him out on a date. Imaginary knows Hunter needs, “someone special. Someone real”. Hunter will ultimately have to find the courage to approach his crush on his own and find his way into a new community. This courage, as courage does, may come from the most unexpected of places in this big city.

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Director Biography – Jessica Henderson

Jessica Henderson is a stand up comedian, writer, director, and actor based in New York City. They’ve performed stand up all over New York at venues such as The Bell House, Union Hall, Littlefield, Club Cumming, Caveat, and an assortment of Brooklyn basements.

Jessica was raised by a Jamaican military Father and a Mad scientist chemist mother. She has grown up all over the world and most recently from Panama City Florida. She has taken her colorful childhood and put it into a half hour called 40 Acres and a Strap: My life after slavery and journey towards queerness. You can also see her doing stand up in HBO’s pride event Human by Orientation. Additionally, watch her in the final season of Shrill.

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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