SEQUIN IN A BLUE ROOM
Dir. Samuel Van Grinsven  |  Feature Film  |  Coming of Age, Thriller  |  80min  |   Arri Amira
Drawn into the world of hook-up apps, a sixteen year old boy toys with his identity under the screen name Sequin. This is quick and direct sexual discovery on demand. Experimenting is enough until Sequin is approached by a mysterious profile titled The Blue Room. Once in the blue, everything changes after a chance encounter with an anonymous man. With no name or details, just his memory of the night, Sequin sets out on a mission to track down the man.
FESTIVALS  &  AWARDS
AACTA Awards 2019 - Best Indie Feature Film 2019 - Nomination
Sydney Film Festival 2019 - Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature Film - Winner
ACS NSW Awards - Student Cinematography - Bronze Award
OutfestLA 2019 - Official Selection
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019 - Official Selection
Melbourne International Film Festival 2019 - Official Selection
Reeling Film Festival Chicago 2019  - Official Selection
Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2020 - Official Selection
Brisbane International Film Festival 2019 - Official Selection
Iris Prize UK Festival 2019 - Official Selection
Queer Screen - Mardi Gras Film Festival
Melbourne Queer Film Festival - Official Selection
Toronto International Film Festival Next Wave - Official Selection
PRESS
> Behind The Camera on Award-Winning Gay Thriller ' Sequin In A Blue Room'  - Australian Cinematographer Magazine
> "Sequin in a Blue Room feels very much of the moment. But it’s upholstered by an impressive command of good old-fashioned craft." - The Hollywood Reporter
> "SEQUIN IN A BLUE ROOM is the most sensual Australian debut since Julia Leigh’s SLEEPING BEAUTY" - Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts
> "an evocative portrait of contemporary queerness delighting in its Sexuality" - Screenhub
> The Teenage Grindr Thriller That's As Sweet As It Is Scary - Novastream Network

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