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(mŭm) n. An LGBT short film about silencing insecurities, embracing oneself and the importance of human connection.
Told through no spoken dialogue, “MUM” tells the story of a young gay man, William, adapting to a new life in Chicago that was changed months prior (in an accident). It begins when William meets a vivacious bartender, Thomas, and feels a rejuvenating spark that forces him to make a decision: to either embrace his own insecurities or let the endearing Thomas become nothing more than a missed-connection. In short, this film is about that time in life when one must accept himself/herself in order for someone else to accept them (only done so in a less schmaltzy way).
Writer/Director/Editor: Alex Bohs
Producer: Jason Knade
Cinematographer: Ben McBurnett
Production Designer: Amanda Brinton
About the Production:
“As a writer, my past 365 days were a trashtastic gold mine for inspiration. I turned 21, which consequently introduced me to Chicago’s gay nightlife, that led me down the slutty chapter of my life, and ended with my first real relationship: an actual coming-of-age treasure trove in the form of a script that I had allowed myself to update as I (and the characters) grew. Interestingly, “MUM” has now blossomed into something less about one night stands and more about the importance of embracing one’s inner self, (warts and all) in order to let someone else in.” – Alex Bohs
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