Best British 2019

My Loneliness Is Killing Me

When Elliott lures the animalistic Jack to his apartment for a late-night hookup, he unexpectedly unearths a dark emotional connection.

DIRECTOR: Tim Courtney
WRITER: Michael Richardson
UK, 16 mins

Colourful Femme Elliott appears to be the life of the party. But behind the make-up, he struggles in his search for sexual intimacy. When he manages to lure the animalistic Jack to his apartment for a late-night hook-up, he unexpectedly unearths a dark emotional connection.

Touching on the topics of hook-up culture and toxic masculinity, My Loneliness is Killing Me is a searing exploration of loneliness and division among gay and queer communities, set against the backdrop of a cold, neon-lit metropolis.

Best British Programme 3 | Getting to Know You | Cineworld Screen 15 | Fri 11 Oct 7:00pm

Tim is a Glasgow based filmmaker, with an Art School background. He co-founded the BAFTA-winning production company Factotum Films and has exhibited short films, music videos and art installations across the globe. In 2014 he earned a BAFTA New Talent Award Nomination for his short film Sunsets & Silhouettes and won the BAFTA Scotland Award 2018 for Best Short Film with My Loneliness is Killing Me.

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