Young love comes in mysterious forms and often occurs when you least expect it. The new quirky romance “Some Freaks” takes us through that bittersweet feeling between two “freaks” alienated from their peers and surroundings. One-eyed high school senior Matt (Thomas Mann) meets 250-lb classmate Jill (Lily Mae Harrington) and immediately falls head over heels in love. But after graduation, Jill moves cross-country for college and ends up losing over 50 lbs and changes her appearance entirely. Surprised and confused by the change, Matt struggles to accept Jill’s choice while Jill isn’t sure Matt is the kind of guy she wants to date. As the distance widens between them, Matt and Jill are forced to confront who they are, who they were, and who everyone thinks they are, all the while trying to suss out if they’re right for each other in the first place. Watch an exclusive clip below featuring Matt and Jill singing a short duet.
The film is the feature-length debut from writer/director Ian MacAllister-McDonald. Star Thomas Mann is best known for his lead role in “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” and breakout star Lily Mae Harrington previously participated in “The Glee Project” and made an appearance in “Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday.” The film also stars Ely Henry (“Mean Girls”), Lachlan Buchanan (“The Young and the Restless”), and Marin Ireland (“Hell or High Water”).
“Some Freaks” will premiere at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival on July 24th at 7:30 pm at the J.A. De Seve Theatre in Montreal.