Original title: Ponyboi
people of colour, gender fluid, bullying, drama, mystery, romance
Director(s): River Gallo
Writer(s): River Gallo
Cast: River Gallo, Keith Allan, Aaron Schwartz, Sophie Labelle, Logan Arevalo, Phillip Bowen, Enrique Sebastian Rivas
Spoken in English
Subtitles in no subtitles
Genre: people of colour,gender fluid,bullying,drama,mystery,romance, intersex, non-binary
An intersex runaway searches for love and a way out of his working class neighborhood in New Jersey.
Ponyboi is an intersex runaway. He works at a laundromat and hustles as sex-worker. But after a mysterious encounter with a man from his dreams, he learns that perhaps he is worthy of leaving his seedy life in New Jersey behind.
A queer film about discovering self-redemption and love. Written by and starring River Gallo, directed by Sadé Clacken Joseph and River Gallo, and executive produced by Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, and Seven Graham. The short film premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival where it was named one of the “Five not to be missed short films” by Forbes. The feature film is currently in-development.
Winner of Best Narative Short at NewFest: New York's LGBT Film Festival 2019.