Dir. Samuel Van Grinsven  |  Feature Film  |  Coming of Age, Thriller  |  80min  |  Arri Amira

After a chance encounter at an anonymous sex party, a sixteen year old boy hunts through the world of a hook-up app to track down the mystery man.

Favouring the instant gratification of anonymous, no-strings sexual encounters over meaningful relationships, high schooler Sequin is part of the always logged-on, but never-engaged, hook-up generation.

He ghosts ex-partners and remains emotionally unavailable. That’s until he finds his way to an anonymous sex party, where a whole new dizzyingly alluring world unfolds before him. In one scene, Sequin connects with a mysterious stranger, but they are separated suddenly. Utterly fixated on this man, Sequin sets off on an exhilarating and perilous mission to track him down.

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
Outfest LA 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
Brisbane International Film Festival 2019 - Official Selection
Iris Prize UK Festival 2019 - Official Selection
PRESS (links)
"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
Behind The Camera on Award-Winning Gay Thriller ' Sequin In A Blue Room'  - Australian Cinematographer Magazine
"The film gains in mystery by making its protagonist the inscrutable object of desire – the kind of youth idolized by Patricia Highsmith and Oscar Wilde... 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