personals

A FILM BY SASHA ARGIROV

Short Film – Canada – 2021 –  12:33 min
Color | English with French & English subtitles | 4:3 | 5.1

SYNOPSIS

A socially anxious teen responds to a Craigslist ad for a glory hole. He strikes an unexpected connection with the figure behind the sheet. Feeling his anonymity threatened, the figure tries to course-correct. The teen resists until the figure snaps and abruptly ends the encounter. Feeling a strange connection to this faceless man, the teen returns. He pushes the figure to embrace what they both fear most and be vulnerable. The two men finally let their guards down; they share a moment of true intimacy.

Cast

Riley Davis and Dimitri Vanti

Crew

DIRECTOR : Sasha Argirov
WRITER : Sasha Argirov
PRODUCER : Matt Drake (Notable Content)
CINEMATOGRAPHY : Blake Davey
SOUND : Andrew Wales
SOUND DESIGN & MIXING : Matt Drake
EDITING : Aynsley Baldwin

DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY

Sasha Argirov is a Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver. He is a recipient of the Sundance Ignite 2020 grant. His short film, Personals, had its world premiere at the In The Palace festival in Bulgaria. His first feature film is currently in development.

FILMOGRAPHY

PERSONALS | 2021, 13 min
Writer and director

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

IN THE PALACE International Film Festival, 2021

Beirut Love Film Festival, 2021

Korea Queer Film Fest, 2021

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, 2021

Lovers Film Festival, 2021

Damn These Heels Film Festival LGTBQ+, 2021

Social World Film Festival, 2021

Short Film Market Picks – Clermont-Ferrand, 2021

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC),  2021

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), 2021

Outshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival, 2021

GAZE Dublin LGBTQ+ Film Festival, 2021

Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, 2021

Giornate di Cinema Queer,  2021 

ImageOut : Rochester LGBT Film Festival, 2021 

Edinburgh Short Film Festival, 2021

Mezipatra Queer Film Festival, 2021

MIX Brasil Festival, 2021 

St. Louis International Film Festival,2021