Iris Prize Shorts 2015

Showboy

Iris Prize Shorts Programme 5
Julian Maxwell struggles to support his depressed, unemployed father while keeping the secret that he performs drag shows.

DIRECTOR: Samuel Leighton-Dore
Australia, 15min

Iris Prize Shorts Programme 5

After the unexpected death of his mother, a young football player, Julian Maxwell, finds himself struggling to support his depressed, unemployed father – while fighting to keep safe the secret he once shared with his mother.

He’s not only gay, but performs drag shows. Showboy is a film about family, loss and the exploration of freedom and sexuality in the face of affliction.